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[ hel-per ]


  1. a person or thing that helps or gives assistance, support, etc.

    Synonyms: ally, auxiliary, backer, supporter, assistant, aid

  2. an extra locomotive attached to a train at the front, middle, or rear, especially to provide extra power for climbing a steep grade. Compare doubleheader, pusher ( def 5 ).

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Word History and Origins

Origin of helper1

First recorded in 1250–1300; help + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Killer T-cells recognize and destroy infected cells, while helper T-cells assist the immune system in orchestrating its defenses.

So the project aims instead to remove other genes, for proteins called proteases that the flu—and covid-19—require as helper molecules to effectively enter cells.

Ultimately, it’s in my nature to be a helper, and in the business of PR you have to have the kind of personality that is always willing to think big, do more and push harder.

Google Maps and Google Assistant, the company’s voice-activated helper, will also get new features for finding polling locations.

From Fortune

The idea of a helper robot has been around for decades, but it has already begun to gain more real-world traction, especially in countries such as Japan where an aging population could cause shortages in support staff.

You say, “Yes,” and before long it becomes an incredibly powerful helper.

I also love any horror movie that was, in part, inspired by a Hamburger Helper commercial.

Susan Helper, Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University The SP is not justified in its downgrade.

My favorite episode is the one where Homer gets a helper monkey named Mojo.

He had great faith in the opinions of his little helper, and was always ready to revise his own judgment if hers contradicted it.

She holds up an ideal of a higher type—a woman who shall be man's intellectual companion, and his helper in the battle of life.

The party was therefore disbanded, and the yet sanguine leader, with Hamilton for his sole helper, continued the work alone.

She comes to the individual man, as she came to me and asks, Is she a cherished weakling or an equal mate, an unavoidable helper?

Thus be thou here to-day gracious to us, a helper in our striving for gain, O good one!





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