adjective help·ful \ˈhelp-fəl; Southern often ˈhep- also ˈheəp-\

: making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem, etc. : giving help

: willing to help other people

Full Definition of HELPFUL

:  of service or assistance :  useful <helpful advice>
help·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
help·ful·ness noun

Examples of HELPFUL

  1. A helpful neighbor shoveled our walkway.
  2. a kind and helpful person

First Known Use of HELPFUL

14th century


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