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help·ing

 (hĕl′pĭng)
n.
A single portion of food.

helping

(ˈhɛlpɪŋ)
n
(Cookery) a single portion of food taken at a meal

help•ing

(ˈhɛl pɪŋ)

n.
a portion of food served to one person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helping - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a mealhelping - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
drumstick - the lower joint of the leg of a fowl
second joint, thigh - the upper joint of the leg of a fowl
white meat, breast - meat carved from the breast of a fowl
wing - the wing of a fowl; "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
medallion - a circular helping of food (especially a boneless cut of meat); "medallions of veal"
oyster - a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl
parson's nose, pope's nose - the tail of a dressed fowl
slice, piece - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
round of drinks, round - a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
libation - a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

helping

noun portion, serving, ration, piece, dollop (informal), plateful extra helpings of ice-cream

helping

noun
An individual quantity of food:
Translations
حِصَّه، مِقْدار
porce
portion
ételadag
matarskammtur
porcija

helping

[ˈhelpɪŋ]
A. ADJ to give or lend sb a helping handecharle una mano a algn
B. Nporción f, ración f
he came back for second helpingsvino a servirse más

helping

[ˈhɛlpɪŋ] nportion fhelping hand ncoup m de main
to give sb a helping hand, to lend sb a helping hand → donner un coup de main à qn

helping

n (at table, fig) → Portion f; to take a second helping of somethingsich (dat)noch einmal von etw nehmen; he even had a third helpinger nahm sich (dat)sogar noch eine dritte Portion; the public appetite for huge helpings of nostalgiadas Bedürfnis der Öffentlichkeit nach großen Portionen Nostalgie
adj attr to give or lend a helping hand to somebodyjdm helfen, jdm behilflich sein; if you want a helping hand …wenn Sie Hilfe brauchen, …

helping

[ˈhɛlpɪŋ] nporzione f
you've had two helpings of dessert already → ti sei già servito due volte di dolce

help

(help) verb
1. to do something with or for someone that he cannot do alone, or that he will find useful. Will you help me with this translation?; Will you please help me (to) translate this poem?; Can I help?; He fell down and I helped him up.
2. to play a part in something; to improve or advance. Bright posters will help to attract the public to the exhibition; Good exam results will help his chances of a job.
3. to make less bad. An aspirin will help your headache.
4. to serve (a person) in a shop. Can I help you, sir?
5. (with can(not), ~could (not)) to be able not to do something or to prevent something. He looked so funny that I couldn't help laughing; Can I help it if it rains?
noun
1. the act of helping, or the result of this. Can you give me some help?; Your digging the garden was a big help; Can I be of help to you?
2. someone or something that is useful. You're a great help to me.
3. a servant, farmworker etc. She has hired a new help.
4. (usually with no) a way of preventing something. Even if you don't want to do it, the decision has been made – there's no help for it now.
ˈhelper noun
We need several helpers for this job.
ˈhelpful adjective
a very helpful boy; You may find this book helpful.
ˈhelpfully adverb
ˈhelpfulness noun
ˈhelping noun
the amount of food one has on one's plate. a large helping of pudding.
ˈhelpless adjective
needing the help of other people; unable to do anything for oneself. A baby is almost completely helpless.
ˈhelplessly adverb
ˈhelplessness noun
help oneself
1. (with to) to give oneself or take (food etc). Help yourself to another piece of cake; `Can I have a pencil?' `Certainly – help yourself; He helped himself to (= stole) my jewellery.
2. (with cannot, ~could not) to be able to stop (oneself). I burst out laughing when he told me – I just couldn't help myself.
help out
to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty. I help out in the shop from time to time; Could you help me out by looking after the baby?
References in classic literature ?
Uncas, take my steel and kindle a fire; a mouthful of a tender broil will give natur' a helping hand, after so long a trail.
In helping here, he felt a genial glow of personal pleasure.
One small, helping cause of all this liveliness in Stubb, was soon made strangely manifest.
His boat's crew were all in high excitement, eagerly helping their chief, and looking as anxious as gold-hunters.
Harry had been helping his father since the early morning, and had stated his opinion that I should turn out a "regular brick".
Jurgis and Ona were very much in love; they had waited a long time-- it was now well into the second year, and Jurgis judged everything by the criterion of its helping or hindering their union.
You mean honest, as niggers go," said Haley, helping himself to a glass of brandy.
This man had been out helping to hang his neighbors, and had done his work with zeal, and yet was aware that there was nothing against them but a mere suspicion, with nothing back of it describable as evidence, still neither he nor his wife seemed to see anything horrible about it.
I could see the dim blur of the windows, but in my turned-around condition they were exactly where they ought not to be, and so they only confused me instead of helping me.
I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in.
I was helping Emma Jane choose aprons, and didn't think you'd mind which color I had.
The most of my lei- sure time I spent in helping Master Daniel Lloyd in finding his birds, after he had shot them.