Help


Help
Help Help, n. [AS. help; akin to D. hulp, G. h["u]lfe, hilfe, Icel. hj[=a]lp, Sw. hjelp, Dan. hielp. See {Help}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man. --Ps. lx. 11. [1913 Webster]

God is . . . a very present help in trouble. --Ps. xlvi. 1. [1913 Webster]

Virtue is a friend and a help to nature. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it. [1913 Webster]

3. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business. [1913 Webster]

4. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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