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aid

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verb \ˈād\

Simple Definition of aid

  • : to provide what is useful or necessary

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aid

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to provide with what is useful or necessary in achieving an end

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to give assistance

aider

noun

Examples of aid in a sentence

  1. They gave money in order to aid the cause.

  2. She aided them in their efforts.

  3. He jumped into the water to aid the drowning child.

  4. a home run that was aided by the wind

  5. She aided the government in the attempt to fight illiteracy.



Origin and Etymology of aid

Middle English eyden, from Anglo-French aider, from Latin adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare, from ad- + juvare to help


First Known Use: 15th century


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aid

noun

Simple Definition of aid

  • : the act of helping someone : help or assistance given to someone

  • : something (such as money, food, or equipment) that is given by a government or an organization to help the people in a country or area where many people are suffering because of poverty, disease, etc.

  • : money that is given to a student to help pay for the cost of attending a school

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aid

  1. 1 :  a subsidy granted to the king by the English parliament until the 18th century for an extraordinary purpose

  2. 2 a :  the act of helping b :  help given :  assistance <providing aid and comfort>; specifically :  tangible means of assistance (as money or supplies)

  3. 3 a :  aide b :  something by which assistance is given :  an assisting device <an aid to understanding> <a visual aid>; especially :  hearing aid

  4. 4 :  a tribute paid by a vassal to his lord

Examples of aid in a sentence

  1. The project was completed with the aid of several students.

  2. The work was done with the aid of a computer.

  3. The government has given millions of dollars in economic aid to these nations.

  4. She applied for financial aid in order to go to college.

  5. The diagram is provided as an aid to understanding.

  6. The computer is an aid to keeping costs down.

  7. He teaches art with visual aids.



15th Century

First Known Use of aid

15th century


AID

abbreviation

Definition of AID

  1. 1 Agency for International Development

  2. 2 artificial insemination by donor





AID Defined for Kids

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aid

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verb \ˈād\

Definition of aid for Students

aided

aiding

  1. :  to provide what is useful or necessary :  help <“… might not your energies have been better directed toward finding and aiding your master?” — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire>




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aid

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noun

Definition of aid for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of helping

  2. 2 :  help given <The teacher sought the aid of several students for the project.>

  3. 3 :  someone or something that is of help or assistance <The compass is an aid to navigation.>




Medical Dictionary

aid

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noun \ˈād\

Medical Definition of aid

  1. 1:  the act of helping or treating; also :  the help or treatment given <in need of immediate medical aid>

  2. 2:  an assisting person or group <a laboratory aid>—compare aide

  3. 3:  something by which assistance is given :  an assisting device <a visual aid>; especially :  hearing aid




AID

abbreviation

Medical Definition of AID

  1. artificial insemination by donor




Law Dictionary

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aid

transitive verb

Legal Definition of aid

  1. :  to provide with what is useful in achieving an end <conspiracy to counsel or aid draft resisters — K. A. Cohen> —often used in the phrase aid and abet — see also abet

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  to be of use <aided in the commission of the crime>

aider

noun



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aid

noun

Legal Definition of aid

  1. 1 :  an act of aiding <render aid to the principal>

  2. 2 :  help given; especially :  tangible means of assistance (as money or supplies) <aid to the disabled> <giving aid and comfort to the enemy>





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