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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aid  \Aid\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Aided};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Aiding}.]  [F.  aider,  OF  aidier  fr  L.  adjutare  to  help, 
  freq.  of  adjuvare  to  help;  ad  +  juvare  to  help.  Cf 
  {Adjutant}.] 
  To  support,  either  by  furnishing  strength  or  means  in 
  co["o]peration  to  effect  a  purpose,  or  to  prevent  or  to 
  remove  evil;  to  help;  to  assist. 
 
  You  speedy  helpers  .  .  .  Appear  and  aid  me  in  this 
  enterprise.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  help;  assist;  support;  sustain;  succor;  relieve; 
  befriend;  co["o]perate;  promote.  See  {Help}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aid  \Aid\,  n.  [F.  aide,  OF  a["i]de,  a["i]e,  fr  the  verb  See 
  {Aid},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Help;  succor;  assistance;  relief. 
 
  An  unconstitutional  mode  of  obtaining  aid.  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  The  person  or  thing  that  promotes  or  helps  in  something 
  done  a  helper;  an  assistant. 
 
  It  is  not  good  that  man  should  be  alone;  let  us  make 
  unto  him  an  aid  like  unto  himself.  --Tobit  viii. 
  6. 
 
  3.  (Eng.  Hist.)  A  subsidy  granted  to  the  king  by  Parliament; 
  also  an  exchequer  loan. 
 
  4.  (Feudal  Law)  A  pecuniary  tribute  paid  by  a  vassal  to  his 
  lord  on  special  occasions.  --Blackstone. 
 
  5.  An  aid-de-camp,  so  called  by  abbreviation;  as  a  general's 
  aid. 
 
  {Aid  prayer}  (Law),  a  proceeding  by  which  a  defendant 
  beseeches  and  claims  assistance  from  some  one  who  has  a 
  further  or  more  permanent  interest  in  the  matter  in  suit. 
 
 
  {To  pray  in  aid},  to  beseech  and  claim  such  assistance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aid 
  n  1:  a  resource:  "visual  aids  in  teaching";  "economic  assistance 
  to  depressed  areas"  [syn:  {assistance},  {help}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {assist},  {assistance},  {help},  {helping}] 
  3:  a  gift  of  money  to  support  a  worthy  person  or  cause 
  4:  the  work  of  caring  for  or  attending  to  someone  or  something 
  "no  medical  care  was  required";  "the  old  car  needed 
  constant  attention"  [syn:  {care},  {attention},  {tending}] 
  v  1:  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"  [syn:  {help}, 
  {assist}] 
  2:  improve  the  condition  of  "These  pills  will  help  the 
  patient"  [syn:  {help}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  AID 
 
  {Algebraic  Interpretive  Dialogue} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AID 
  Application  IDentifier  (APDU) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AID 
  Attention  Interrupt  ???  [key]  (IBM) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AID 
  AUTODIN  Interface  Device  (AUTODIN,  mil.,  USA) 
 
 




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