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Etymology 1

From Old French aïde, from Latin adjuvare "to assist".

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aid

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  1. Help; succor; assistance; relief.
    • An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. - Hallam
  2. The person who promotes or helps in something being 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. Something which helps; a material source of help.
  4. An aide-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
  5. (UK) A historical subsidy granted to the crown by Parliament for an extraordinary purpose; also, an exchequer loan.
  6. (law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his feudal lord on special occasions.
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Etymology 2

From Old French aïder, from Latin adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare "to assist".

Verb

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to aid

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-

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-

to aid (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To support; to give support to; to further the progress of; to help; to assist.
    • You speedy helpers... Appear and aid me in this enterprise. - Shakespeare
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