Definition of "help" []

  • To give assistance to; aid: I helped her find the book. He helped me into my coat. (verb-transitive)
  • To contribute to the furtherance of; promote. (verb-transitive)
  • To give relief to: help the needy. (verb-transitive)
  • To ease; relieve: medication to help your cold. (verb-transitive)
  • To change for the better; improve: A fresh coat of paint will help a scarred old table. (verb-transitive)
  • To assist or aid (someone to do something), esp by sharing the work, cost, or burden of something (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To alleviate the burden of (someone else) by giving assistance (verb)
  • To assist (a person) to go in a specified direction (verb)
  • To promote or contribute to (verb)
  • To cause improvement in (a situation, person, etc) (verb)
  • To avoid or refrain from (verb)
  • To prevent or be responsible for (verb)
  • To alleviate (an illness, etc) (verb)
  • To serve (a customer) (verb)
  • To serve (someone with food, etc) (usually in the phrase help oneself) (verb)
  • To provide (oneself with) without permission (verb)
  • The act of helping, or being helped, or a person or thing that helps (noun)
  • A helping (noun)
  • A person hired for a job; employee, esp a farm worker or domestic servant (noun)
  • Several employees collectively (noun)
  • A means of remedy (noun)
  • Used to ask for assistance (exclamation) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "help" in a sentence
  • "It sounds to me like you also need help - not just meds, but someone to *help*."
  • "“Then help me, princess, ” cried Theseus; “help me to come to the Minotaur and look upon it, and help me, too, to get back the sword that I brought with me to Crete."
  • "Don’t urge me; help me, —help me, because I love you."