[ US /ˈeɪd/ ]
[ UK /ˈe‍ɪd/ ]
  1. a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do
    visual aids in teaching
    his job was to give technical assistance over the phone
  2. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    the old car needs constant attention
    no medical care was required
  3. gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause
    economic assistance to depressed areas
  4. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    offered his help in unloading
    rescue party went to their aid
    could not walk without assistance
    he gave me an assist with the housework
  1. give help or assistance; be of service
    Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    She never helps around the house
    Can you help me carry this table?
  2. improve the condition of
    These pills will help the patient
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How To Use aid In A Sentence

  • Smith, who is also a director of Norwich City Football Club, said her CBE was a "very, very great honour". BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition
  • ‘In the absence of those assurances, we will have no choice but to ballot for industrial action,’ he said.
  • Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?
  • A barman at the pub said that he was one of the first two men to be arrested. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mr Smith said the department's own funds, which have bankrolled major improvements in the naval service, had been well tapped and it was now time to explore new ways of funding.
  • Bounties were paid right across a banking sector whose incompetence threw thousands of innocents into jeopardy. Times, Sunday Times
  • He said this was an abuse of public monies and the fact there was no contribution from the business community was ‘grossly unfair.’
  • A spokesman said: ‘Snow will continue through the day with a few dry interludes and it will slowly improve by the afternoon with snow turning more showery.’
  • Commander Laurel D' ken smiled wryly as the blue haired officer said to Allison, ‘We'll need to nursemaid them a bit but I think they'd be able to manage well enough.’
  • The doctor has said that I can start stepping down my medication in a few days' time.
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