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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Guy, I have spoken to the rector about you—you will find him your friend and aider; and May is to make her home at the rectory.Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
Beckoning Fate to do her worst, he then climbs an aider tree in a state of perfect nudity.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
He is the friend and aider of those who would live in the spirit.Discourses in America|Matthew Arnold
And when I've so wanted to sleep with some one sometime—some one that belonged to me, you know; not a Ladies' Aider.Pollyanna|Eleanor H. Porter
Instantly to turn upon me, charging that I have no sense of the enormity of the crime itself, but am its aider and abettor!The Mystery of Edwin Drood|Charles Dickens