Definitions for help

Definitions for (noun) help

Main entry: aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading

Main entry: help, avail, service

Definition: a means of serving

Usage: of no avail; there's no help for it

Main entry: help, assistance, aid

Definition: a resource

Usage: visual aids in teaching

Main entry: assistant, help, helper, supporter

Definition: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: my invaluable assistant; they hired additional help to finish the work

Definitions for (verb) help

Main entry: aid, help

Definition: improve the condition of

Usage: These pills will help the patient

Main entry: help

Definition: improve; change for the better

Usage: New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture

Main entry: serve, help

Definition: help to some food; help with food or drink

Usage: I served him three times, and after that he helped himself

Main entry: avail, help

Definition: take or use

Usage: She helped herself to some of the office supplies

Main entry: assist, aid, help

Definition: give help or assistance; be of service

Usage: Everyone helped out during the earthquake; Can you help me carry this table?; She never helps around the house

Main entry: help

Definition: contribute to the furtherance of

Usage: This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries

Main entry: help, help oneself

Definition: abstain from doing; always used with a negative

Usage: I can't help myself--I have to smoke; She could not help watching the sad spectacle

Main entry: facilitate, help

Definition: be of use

Usage: This will help to prevent accidents

Visual thesaurus for help