to give help or assistance.
help or support; assistance.
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 used by a rider to increase control of a horse, as spurs, whip, and martingale.
a payment made by feudal vassals to their lord on special occasions.
English History. (after 1066) any of several revenues received by a king in the Middle Ages from his vassals and other subjects, limited by the Magna Charta to specified occasions.
- aid·er, noun
- aid·ful, adjective
- aid·less, adjective
- un·aid·ed, adjective
- un·aid·ed·ly, adverb
- un·aid·ing, adjective
Other definitions for AID (2 of 3)
the division of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency that coordinates the various foreign aid programs with U.S. foreign policy: established in 1961.
Other definitions for AID (3 of 3)
American Institute of Decorators.
American Institute of Interior Designers.
British. artificial insemination donor.: Also A.I.D.
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How to use aid in a sentence
He mentioned in particular that aid should focus on assistance for small businesses, among other things.Pelosi abruptly shifts course, restarts relief push amid signs economy is straining | Erica Werner, Rachael Bade | September 24, 2020 | Washington Post
Forty percent claim they can’t last another six months without government aid, and it will be an arduous road to recovery for the rest.This restaurant duo want a zero-carbon food system. Can it happen? | Bobbie Johnson | September 24, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
However, that aid has to be distributed at a sustainable pace and I think some of the programs that were thought up for Afghanistan were too ambitious.
Republican leaders have suggesting trying to pass another PPP as a standalone bill while Democratic leaders believe aid to states is vital to stave off mass public sector layoffs.Supreme Court fight could derail chances for second stimulus check and extended unemployment benefits | Lance Lambert | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
An ingenious invention originally meant to digitize bookkeeping, the software has enabled researchers and businesspeople to input infinite rows and columns of disparate data and then analyze the information with the aid of a computer.
So working with the militants in order to deliver aid “becomes a requirement,” she said.
Think of it as a frequent buyer program for personal karma, or a spiritual band-aid.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma | Brendon Hong | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the Senate, the Democrats passed the budget 56-40 with the generous aid of 24 Republicans.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
England gladly seized the opportunity of injuring her enemy and sent aid to the people of Spain.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
But once Austria was disposed of, Prussia and Russia met their punishment for having given her secret or open aid.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This province, having taken depositions in regard to it, with the aid of the said letter, adjudged Japon accordingly.
Therefore they charge the governor with concealing it; and all that is without the aid of authority to make investigation.
British Dictionary definitions for aid (1 of 3)
to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
(tr) to assist financially
assistance; help; support
a person, device, etc, that helps or assists: a teaching aid
Also: artificial aid mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
(in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son
in aid of British informal in support of; for the purpose of
- aider, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Aid (2 of 3)
denoting a charitable organization or function that raises money for a cause: Band Aid; Ferryaid
British Dictionary definitions for AID (3 of 3)
acute infectious disease
artificial insemination (by) donor: former name for Donor Insemination (DI)
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