- a companion and helper.
- a spouse.
- anything that aids or assists, especially regularly: This calculator is my constant helpmate.
Origin of helpmate
Examples from the Web for helpmate
She had been fashioned to be his helpmate, as surely as if she had been made of the same bone.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
The parson in his silk cassock, and his helpmate in brown damask.
But her life was busy and earnest; she was helpmate, not in name only, to an ever busy man.The Crown of Wild Olive
In all this his wife is his helpmate, his mother his inspiration.Flamsted quarries
Mary E. Waller
I could never have applied to her the homely but significant name of helpmate.A Strange Story, Complete
- a companion and helper, esp a wife
Word Origin and History for helpmate
"companion," 1715, altered from helpmeet, a ghost word, from the Biblical translation of Latin adjutorium simile sibi [Gen. ii:18] as "an help meet (i.e. fit) for him" (Hebrew 'ezer keneghdo), which already by 1673 was being printed as help-meet and mistaken for one word.