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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Help  \Help\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Helped}(Obs.  imp.  {Holp},  p. 
  p.  {Holpen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Helping}.]  [AS.  helpan  akin  to 
  OS  helpan  D.  helpen,  G.  helfen,  OHG.  helfan  Icel. 
  hj[=a]lpa,  Sw  hjelpa  Dan.  hielpe  Goth.  hilpan  cf  Lith. 
  szelpti  and  Skr.  klp  to  be  fitting.] 
  1.  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.'' 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  the  means  of  deliverance  from  trouble;  as 
  to  help  one  in  distress;  to  help  one  out  of  prison.  ``God 
  help,  poor  souls,  how  idly  do  they  talk!''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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.  ``To  help  him  of  his 
  blindness.'' 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Help  \Help\,  v.  i. 
  To  lend  aid  or  assistance;  to  contribute  strength  or  means 
  to  avail  or  be  of  use  to  assist. 
 
  A  generous  present  helps  to  persuade,  as  well  as  an 
  agreeable  person.  --Garth. 
 
  {To  help  out},  to  lend  aid;  to  bring  a  supply. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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. 
 
  Give  us  help  from  trouble,  for  vain  is  the  help  of 
  man.  --Ps.  lx  11. 
 
  God  is  .  .  .  a  very  present  help  in  trouble.  --Ps. 
  xlvi.  1. 
 
  Virtue  is  a  friend  and  a  help  to  nature.  --South. 
 
  2.  Remedy;  relief;  as  there  is  no  help  for  it 
 
  3.  A  helper;  one  hired  to  help  another;  also  thew  hole  force 
  of  hired  helpers  in  any  business. 
 
  4.  Specifically,  a  domestic  servant,  man  or  woman.  [Local,  U. 
  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  help 
  n  1:  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:  {aid},  {assist},  {assistance}, 
  {helping}] 
  2:  a  person  who  contributes  to  the  fulfillment  of  a  need  or 
  furtherance  of  an  effort  or  purpose;  "my  invaluable 
  assistant";  "they  hired  additional  help  to  finish  the 
  work"  [syn:  {assistant},  {helper},  {supporter}] 
  3:  a  resource:  "visual  aids  in  teaching";  "economic  assistance 
  to  depressed  areas"  [syn:  {aid},  {assistance}] 
  4:  a  means  of  serving;  "of  no  avail";  "there's  no  help  for  it" 
  [syn:  {avail},  {service}] 
  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:  {assist}, 
  {aid}] 
  2:  be  of  use  "This  will  help  to  prevent  accidents"  [syn:  {facilitate}] 
  3:  improve  the  condition  of  "These  pills  will  help  the 
  patient"  [syn:  {aid}] 
  4:  always  used  with  a  negative:  "I  can't  help  myself--I  have  to 
  smoke";  "She  could  not  help  watching  the  sad  spectacle" 
  [syn:  {help  oneself}] 
  5:  contribute  to  the  furtherance  of  "This  money  will  help  the 
  development  of  literacy  in  developing  countries" 
  6:  help  to  some  food;  help  with  food  or  drink;  "I  served  him 
  three  times,  and  after  that  he  helped  himself"  [syn:  {serve}] 
  7:  improve;  change  for  the  better;  "New  slipcovers  will  help 
  the  old  living  room  furniture" 
  8:  take  or  use  "She  helped  herself  to  some  of  the  office 
  supplies"  [syn:  {avail}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  HELP 
 
  1.    {DEA}.  A  Language  for  industrial 
  robots. 
 
  2.  (Help  Est  un  Lisp  Paresseux  -  Help  Is  a  Lazy  Lisp).  A 
  {lazy}  version  of  {Scheme}  with  strictness  {annotation}s,  by 
  Thomas  Schiex  . 
 
 




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