Definition and Meanings for help

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Help is ranked 879 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of help

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of help

as. helpan; akin to os. helpan, d. helpen, g. helfen, ohg. helfan, icel. hj, sw. hjelpa, dan. hielpe, goth. hilpan; cf. lith. szelpti, and skr. klp to be fitting as. help; akin to d. hulp, g. h, hilfe, icel. hj, sw. hjelp, dan. hielp. see help, v. t.pos

Meaning of help

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, help me scale yon balcony.
  • to furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  • to furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
  • to change for the better; to remedy.
  • to prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  • to forbear; to avoid.
  • to wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.

as intransitive verb

  • to lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.

as noun, transitive verb

  • strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
  • remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  • a helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
  • specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  • No antonyms for help

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