1. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (synset 101210099)
    "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
  2. A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose (synset 109835195)
    "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
  3. A person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do (synset 105162155)
    "visual aids in teaching"; "his job was to give technical assistance over the phone"
  4. A means of serving (synset 105157079)
    "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
  1. Give help or assistance;
    Be of service (synset 202553283)
    "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
  2. Improve the condition of (synset 200081834)
    "These pills will help the patient"
  3. Be of use (synset 202741772)
    "This will help to prevent accidents"
  4. Abstain from doing;
    Always used with a negative (synset 202732039)
    "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  5. Help to some food;
    Help with food or drink (synset 201183592)
    "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  6. Contribute to the furtherance of (synset 202561142)
    "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  7. Take or use (synset 201196102)
    "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  8. Improve;
    Change for the better (synset 200207406)
    "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"

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