helpful

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

Definition of helpful

  1. :  of service or assistance :  useful a helpful neighbor helpful advice just trying to be helpful

helpfully

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helpfulness

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Examples of helpful in a sentence

  1. A helpful neighbor shoveled our walkway.

  2. a kind and helpful person

Origin and Etymology of helpful

see 1help


First Known Use: 14th century


HELPFUL Defined for English Language Learners

helpful

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

Definition of helpful for English Language Learners

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

  • : willing to help other people


HELPFUL Defined for Kids

helpful

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adjective help·ful \ˈhelp-fəl\

Definition of helpful for Students

  1. :  providing help a helpful idea

helpfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb


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