Character 4
Hyphenation help
Pronunciations /hɛlp/

Definitions and meanings of "Help"

What do we mean by help?

To give assistance to (someone); make it easier for (someone) to do something; aid. intransitive verb

To give material or financial aid to. intransitive verb

To wait on, as in a store or restaurant. intransitive verb

To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance. intransitive verb

To ease the pain or discomfort of; relieve. intransitive verb

To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot: intransitive verb

To be of service; give assistance. intransitive verb

To be of use or provide relief. intransitive verb

The action of helping; assistance. noun

One that helps. noun

A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant. noun

Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the. noun

(help (oneself) to) To serve or provide oneself with. idiom

(help (oneself) to) To take (something) without asking permission. idiom

(help (someone) off) To assist (someone) in taking off a piece of clothing. idiom

(help (someone) on) To assist in putting on a piece of clothing. idiom

Assistance; aid given toward doing, accomplishing, or attaining anything, as labor, escape from danger or difficulty, discharge of obligations, etc. noun

Action given to provide assistance; aid.

(usually uncountable) Something or someone which provides assistance with a task.

Documentation provided with computer software, etc. and accessed using the computer.

(usually uncountable) One or more people employed to help in the maintenance of a house or the operation of a farm or enterprise.

Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Help

The word "help" in example sentences

It sounds to me like you also need help - not just meds, but someone to *help*. ❋ Unknown (2008)

“Then help me, princess, ” cried Theseus; “help me to come to the Minotaur and look upon it, and help me, too, to get back the sword that I brought with me to Crete. ❋ Unknown (1921)

Don’t urge me; help me, —help me, because I love you. ❋ Unknown (1917)

I have taken a new name in part, and with my bride's help, I hope to _help_ you more than I formerly _hindered_ you, to keep the rules of the Try ❋ Daniel Wise (1855)

` Massa, shall I help you? 'and you say, ` Yes, you must _help_ me.' ❋ Frederick Marryat (1820)

To help him who _will not _help himself; or, indiscriminately to relieve those that want, is totally to mistake the end; for want is often met with: but to supply those who _cannot_ supply themselves, becomes real charity. ❋ William Hutton (1769)

II. vii.125 (271,1) [And take upon command what help we have] It seems necessary to read, _then take upon_ demand _what help_, &c. that is, ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

These auctions will benefit a child cancer patient and help with their bills - Happy Bidding and thank you for your help~ ❋ Unknown (2009)

In order therefore that he may fulfil the precept, and not covet, he is constrained to despair of himself and to seek elsewhere and through another the help which he cannot find in himself; as it is said, “O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help” (Hosea xiii. ❋ Unknown (1909)

Only one teacher ever had the sense to call in help from the emotional support staff for a meltdown rather than report him as a disciplinary problem, and of the administrators, one has been fabulous, one okay, and one well-meaning but doesn't think outside the box. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But, but, Governor, you don't need no stinkin help from the Government .... ❋ Unknown (2010)

Oh, and please remember that Leaders Without a Title help people achieve more as a team than they could have achieved alone. ❋ Robin Sharma (2010)

If you have an emergency while driving, call the Ministry of Tourism's hotline or (91) (5) 250-8221/8555 ext. 130/297 to obtain help from the "Green Angels," a fleet of radio dispatched trucks with bilingual crews that operate daily. ❋ Unknown (2007)

I'm glad you liked the images and thanks much for the title help jaakko! ❋ Unknown (2007)

The word help here is more than a euphemism: many children do want to stay in the room and make their parents happy, but they just cannot overcome the temptation to leave. ❋ M.D. Richard Ferber (2006)

If you borrow money, or use the word help and have to rely on friends or family to make ends meet. ❋ Sherry Argov (2006)

On its surface, the word help had been sloppily inscribed. ❋ CELIA THOMSON (2003)

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