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Definition of help:

  1. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
  2. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  3. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  4. Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
  5. To change for the better; to remedy.
  6. To forbear; to avoid.
  7. To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; - sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
  8. To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, " Help me scale yon balcony."
  9. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  10. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
  11. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  12. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.


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