(transitive) To (give) support (to); to further the progress of; to help; to assist.
1.to provide support for or relief to; help, to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
2.to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate.
3.to give help or assistance.
4.help or support; assistance.
5.a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary.
6.aids, Manège. Also called natural aids. the means by which a rider communicates with and controls a horse, as the hands, legs, voice, and shifts in weight. Also called artificial aids. the devices by means of which a rider increases control of a horse, as spurs, whip, and martingale.
9.a payment made by feudal vassals to their lord on special occasions.
10.English History. (after 1066) any of several revenues received by a king in the Middle Ages from his vassals and other subjects, limited by the Magna Charta to specified occasions.
1.American Institute of Decorators.
2.American Institute of Interior Designers.
3.Also, A.I.D. British. artificial insemination donor.
1.the division of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency that coordinates the various foreign aid programs with U.S. foreign policy, established in 196
1. to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
2. (transitive) to assist financially noun
3. assistance; help; support
4. a person, device, etc, that helps or assists, a teaching aid
5. (mountaineering) Also artificial aid. any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
6. (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
7. (Brit, informal) in aid of, in support of; for the purpose of Derived Formsaider, noun Word OriginC15, via Old French aidier from Latin adjūtāre to help, from juvāre to help Aid combining form
1. denoting a charitable organization or function that raises money for a cause, Band Aid, Ferryaid AID abbreviation
1. acute infectious disease
2. artificial insemination (by) donor, former name for Donor Insemination (DI) Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.
c.1400, "to assist, help," from Old French aidier "help, assistance," from Latin adiutare, frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "give help to" (see adjutant). Related, Aided; aiding.
I knew I needed medical assistance beyond the temporary first aid I applied in my home on wheels.
She did as he said and ransacked the cabinets until she found a small first-aid kit.
Never. He was a band-aid for you.
Taking a sleeping aid and driving before eight hours has passed means you're driving while under the influence of a medication.
He was quick about it and placed a Hello Kitty Band-Aid over the small puncture before dropping the vials into his coat pocket.
Several members, including Qatwal, may be willing to aid you in regaining your planet after you've reached a peace treaty.
I can give no aid on that account, for I have no recollection of how I came to be here, either.
Whether Dierdirien came to her aid or she resorted to bribing mercenaries and Memon's smaller allies, she needed more blood and time.
In 1870 he formed a fresh volunteer corps and went to the aid of France, defeating the German troops at Chatillon, Autun and Dijon.
He fetched a small but powerful telescope, which had been in his satchel, and by its aid the little girl clearly saw the opening.
Then Dorothy found, with the aid of the enchanted picture, that Uncle Henry had returned to the farm in Kansas, and she also saw that both he and Aunt Em were dressed in mourning, because they thought their little niece had been killed by the earthquake.
International aid strategies have often worked against each other.
I even tried, without aid, to master the French pronunciation, as I found all the letters and sounds described in the book.
Helen's case proved it to be also an invaluable aid in acquiring articulation.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
Having entered the courtyard of a large house where the Lodge had its headquarters, and having ascended a dark staircase, they entered a small well-lit anteroom where they took off their cloaks without the aid of a servant.
He was thinking that Prince Andrew was unhappy, had gone astray, did not see the true light, and that he, Pierre, ought to aid, enlighten, and raise him.
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