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helping

[ hel-ping ]
/ ˈhɛl pɪŋ /
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Definition of helping

noun
the act of a person or thing that helps.
a portion of food served to a person at one time: That's his third helping of ice cream.
adjective
giving aid, assistance, support, or the like.
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Origin of helping

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at help, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM helping

help·ing·ly, adverbun·help·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for helping

helping
/ (ˈhɛlpɪŋ) /

noun
a single portion of food taken at a meal
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