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.
Origin of aid
Examples from the Web for aided
By one account, it aided U.S. troops in capturing or killing at least ten of those senior leaders from the battlefield.
Super PACs have aided both candidates, but Grimes has less dark-money support than McConnell.
Aided by care, heroic health care workers, and—in some cases—experimental drugs, all three survived.
He believed the more you aided Israel militarily, the more flexible they would be diplomatically.Some of Israel’s Top Defenders Say It’s Time to End U.S. Aid|Eli Lake|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CSI not only aided a not-guilty verdict, but netted Dr. Phil an admirer.
Only the unbroken coverlet of snow (it had fallen that morning) aided them to see about the empty fields.Hiram The Young Farmer|Burbank L. Todd
The very weight of accumulating strata may either have aided or actually caused the sinking of the long, relatively narrow trough.Geology|William J. Miller
The spores are aided in their discharge and dissemination by four club-shaped threads attached to one part of them.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Two vigorous oarsmen pulled till the blades bent, and the boat, aided by the stream, flew through the water.
All hands took in the Street Fair, and aided in replenishing our constantly wasting stores.The houseboat book|William F. Waugh
n combining form
Word Origin for aid
early 15c., "wartime tax," also "help, support, assistance," from Old French aide, earlier aiudha "aid, help, assistance" (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "to give help to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help" (see adjutant). Meaning "thing by which assistance is given" is recorded from c.1600. Meaning "material help given by one country to another" is from 1940.
c.1400, "to assist, help," from Old French aidier "help, assistance," from Latin adiutare, frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "give help to" (see adjutant). Related: Aided; aiding.