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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aid /ˈed/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aid v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aided p. pr. & vb. n. Aiding.]  To support, either by furnishing strength or means in coöperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.
 You speedy helpers . . .
 Appear and aid me in this enterprise.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To help; assist; support; sustain; succor; relieve; befriend; coöperate; promote. See Help.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aid, n.
 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief.
    An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid.   --Hallam.
 2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
    It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.   --Tobit viii. 6.
 3. Eng. Hist. A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
 4. Feudal Law A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
 5. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
 Aid prayer Law, a proceeding by which a defendant beseeches and claims assistance from some one who has a further or more permanent interest in the matter in suit.
 To pray in aid, to beseech and claim such assistance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance
           to depressed areas" [syn: assistance, help]
      2: 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" [syn: assist, assistance, help]
      3: a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause [syn: economic
      4: the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;
         "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed
         constant attention" [syn: care, attention, tending]
      v 1: 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" [syn: help,
      2: improve the condition of; "These pills will help the
         patient" [syn: help]