verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Also called natural aids. the means by which a rider communicates with and controls a horse, as the hands, legs, voice, and shifts in weight.
- Also called artificial aids. the devices by means of which a rider increases control of a horse, as spurs, whip, and martingale.
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noun U.S. Government.
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After all, smaller developing nations like Cameroon often depend on trade with and aid from the West.
Followers had traveled many miles to mourn the loss, and aid in the ritual washing, dressing, and honoring of the body.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that comes too late for the family of an American aid worker killed by ISIS.
The woman was taken in August 2013, along with a group of other aid workers who have reportedly been released.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage|Shane Harris|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I remember the days of the Bosnian war (1992—1995), when Saudi Arabia sent convoys of aid to those besieged in Sarajevo.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the capitulation of Burgoyne, near five thousand men had been detached by Gates to his aid.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)|John Marshall
The aid which Pyrrhus brought did little good to the Tarentines, and his final departure in 274 left them defenceless.
If there was a loss at my meetings I bore it myself; never asking any one for aid.
The commonwealth of to-day as well as that of to-morrow demands our aid.The Arena|Various
And now that Graham and Nolan were here to aid, this defect was noticed at once.To The Front|Charles King