Definition of "aid" [aid]

  • (verb-transitive) To help or furnish with help, support, or relief. See Synonyms at help.
  • (noun) The act or result of helping; assistance.
  • (noun) An assistant or helper.
  • (noun) A device that assists: visual aids such as slides.
  • (noun) A hearing aid.
  • (verb) to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
  • (verb) to assist financially
  • (noun) assistance; help; support
  • (noun) a person, device, etc, that helps or assists
  • (noun) any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
  • (noun) (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son

Use "aid" in a sentence

  • "Think it is about time Tony Snow resigned because he has provided “aid and comfort to our enem..strike that..aid and comfort to the democrats.”"
  • "It testified to a hearty belief that there should be institutions well equipped in which provision should be made for the higher education of those called to leadership, as preachers, teachers, etc. It especially called attention to the opinion that the _gifts of the North in aid of educational work_ in the South should proceed _upon lines of intelligence, equality and discriminating selection, and that great care should be taken by the people of the South in authorizing appeals for outside aid_."
  • "Just a week after announcing plans to repay $45 billion in aid from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the nation's largest lender said Wednesday it had cut a check to the government for the full amount."

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