helping

noun help·ing \ ˈhel-piŋ \

Definition of helping

1 :a portion of food :serving
2 :dose 3
  • large helpings of reportage and interviews
  • —Stefan Kanfer

Examples of helping in a Sentence

  1. He had two helpings of carrots.

  2. Can I give you a second helping?

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First Known Use of helping

1883



HELPING Defined for English Language Learners

helping

noun

Definition of helping for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of food that is put on a plate at one time : a portion of food


HELPING Defined for Kids

helping

noun help·ing \ ˈhel-piŋ \

Definition of helping for Students

:a serving of food

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