aid1 [ eıd ] noun **
1. ) uncount money, food, or other help that an organization or government gives to a country or area where people need it, for example because of a war or flood:
economic/medical aid: The UN provided emergency economic aid to the refugees.
foreign/overseas/international aid: She said the government should spend more on foreign aid.
a ) money that a government gives to a person, group, or organization that it wishes to help:
financial aid for small businesses
2. ) uncount help with doing something:
enlist/seek the aid of someone (=try to get someone's help): The police tried to enlist the aid of the public in solving the crime.
come/go/hurry/rush to someone's aid (=come to help someone): A passer-by heard her screams and rushed to her aid.
with the aid of something: Chromosomes can be seen with the aid of a microscope.
The pupils created the wall painting with the aid of a local artist.
3. ) count something that makes it easier to do something:
aid to: Hypnosis can be an aid to giving up smoking.
teaching/memory/navigation aid: Songs can be very useful as memory aids.
4. ) AMERICAN another spelling of aide
in aid of BRITISH
1. ) if an event is in aid of an organization or group, it is held to make money to help that organization or group
2. ) SPOKEN used for asking what something is for or why something is happening
aid 2 [ eıd ] verb FORMAL **
1. ) transitive to make it easier for someone to do something:
A list of technical terms is included here to aid the reader.
aid someone in something: He was aided in his research by the fact that Coleridge had kept very detailed records.
a ) intransitive or transitive to help something to happen more easily or with fewer problems:
Gentle exercise aids the circulation of blood around the body.
aid in: Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron.
2. ) transitive to give money, food, or other help to a country or organization that needs it:
They appealed for more money to aid the homeless.
aid and abet LEGAL
to help someone to commit a crime

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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