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Dictionary definition for: Aid

1. (n) a resource; "visual aids in teaching" "economic assistance to depressed areas"

2. (v) give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

3. (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

4. (v) improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"

5. (n) a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause

6. (n) the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required" "the old car needed constant attention"

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