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Definition of "aid" []

  • To help or furnish with help, support, or relief. See Synonyms at help. (verb-transitive)
  • 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. (noun)

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.

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."