Aid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪd|  American pronunciation of the word aid
Brit.  |eɪd|  British pronunciation of the word aid


- a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do(syn: assistance, help)
- the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose(syn: assist, assistance, help)
- gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause (syn: assistance)
- the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something (syn: attention, care, tending)


- give help or assistance; be of service (syn: assist, help)
- improve the condition of (syn: help)


They gave money in order to aid the cause.

She aided them in their efforts.

He jumped into the water to aid the drowning child.

a home run that was aided by the wind

She aided the government in the attempt to fight illiteracy.

The project was completed with the aid of several students.

The work was done with the aid of a computer.

The government has given millions of dollars in economic aid to these nations.

She applied for financial aid in order to go to college.

The diagram is provided as an aid to understanding.

The computer is an aid to keeping costs down.

He teaches art with visual aids.

She aided him in his work.

Foreign aid from many countries poured into the famine area.

He has been granted legal aid (=free legal services).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: aid
he/she/it: aids
present participle: aiding
past tense: aided
past participle: aided
singular: aid
plural: aids
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