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
Synonyms for aid
Antonyms for aid
Related Words for aidergift, giving, philanthropy, donation, alms, aid, benefaction, endowment, charity, comforter, intercessor, altruistic, benevolent, charitable, generous, thoughtful, aider, consoler
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Historical Examples of aider
What would he not give, or say, or do, to find me his aider and abettor?Lord Kilgobbin
He is the friend and aider of those who would live in the spirit.Discourses in America
Is it to forsake the slave when I cease to be the aider and abettor of his master?William Lloyd Garrison
Archibald H. Grimke
Mr. and Mrs. Merrywinkle are a couple who coddle themselves; and the venerable Mrs. Chopper is an aider and abettor in the same.Sketches by Boz
One may be an aider and supporter of a party or church, while not an adherent to all its doctrines or claims.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
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.