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Meaning of help

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      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},
      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}, {help}, {supporter}]
      3: a resource; "visual aids in teaching" [syn: {aid},
         {assistance}, {help}]
      4: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
         [syn: {avail}, {help}, {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: {help},
           {assist}, {aid}]
      2: improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
         [syn: {help}, {aid}]
      3: be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents" [syn:
         {help}, {facilitate}]
      4: abstain from doing; 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}, {help}]
      5: help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him
         three times, and after that he helped himself" [syn: {serve},
      6: contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the
         development of literacy in developing countries"
      7: take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office
         supplies" [syn: {avail}, {help}]
      8: improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the
         old living room furniture"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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