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aid

 
Noun aid has 4 senses
  1. aid, assistance, help - a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
    --1 is a kind of resource
    Derived form: verb aid1
  2. aid, assist, assistance, help - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has particulars:
     self-help; facilitation; hand, helping hand; recourse, resort, refuge; thanks; financial aid; relief, succor, succour, ministration; lift; service; accommodation; boost, encouragement; support
  3. aid, economic aid - a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause
    --3 is a kind of gift
    --3 has particulars:
     scholarship; fellowship; foreign aid; grant; grant-in-aid; traineeship
  4. care, attention, aid, tending - the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
    --4 is a kind of work
    --4 has particulars:
     hair care, haircare, hairdressing; maternalism; babysitting, baby sitting; pet sitting; dental care; first aid; treatment; incubation; livery; manicure; pedicure; nourishment; nursing; tender loving care, TLC; nurturance; personal care; skin care, skincare; faith healing, faith cure; tree surgery; healthcare, health care
    Derived form: verb aid2
Verb aid has 2 senses
  1. help, assist, aid - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
    --1 is one way to support, back up
    Derived form: noun aid1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot aid Sue
  2. help, aid - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
    --2 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun aid4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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