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 aiding
How culpable are sites like Facebook, Google, and Apple in aiding potential spying, and the loss of privacy?
And then he was charged not with forcible rape, but with having sex with a prisoner and then aiding her escape.
Our driver is a doctor who was held in detention for three years by U.S. forces on charges of aiding the Taliban.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One role the desert-dwelling Bedouin and Berbers would be perfectly suited to is aiding the army in its frontier patrols.On the Contraband Trail With Libya’s Gun Smugglers|Peter Schwartzstein|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This is aiding and abetting criminal activity,” charges campaign finance attorney Dan Backer, counsel for Stop Hillary.Hillary’s SuperPAC War Proves Yet Again That Campaign Finance Needs a Fix|Michelle Cottle|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My liberal friends condemn my devout and religious poems as "aiding superstition."Poems of Passion|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Yet they ran a very great risk in aiding him, for they must conceal him until the way was opened by the favors of the great gods.Legends of Gods and Ghosts (Hawaiian Mythology)|W. D. (William Drake) Westervelt
He wished to secure their favor as a means of aiding him up the steep path to fame and power which he was attempting to climb.Alexander the Great|Jacob Abbott
Aiding the stretcher bearers, the secretaries work side by side, taking the wounded back to the dressing stations.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
At that very moment he was under arrest, and awaiting trial by court martial, on the charge of aiding prisoners to escape.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
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.