help help  /ˈhɛlp/


  1. (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  2. (n) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  3. (n) a resource
  4. (n) a means of serving
  5. (v) give help or assistance; be of service
  6. (v) improve the condition of
  7. (v) be of use
  8. (v) abstain from doing; always used with a negative
  9. (v) help to some food; help with food or drink
  10. (v) contribute to the furtherance of
  11. (v) take or use
  12. (v) improve; change for the better


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  1. An innovative center in Florida has helped scores of homeowners avert foreclosure.
  2. Reading a book may not burn many calories, but the right material may help kids shed pounds.
  3. In the fight for control of the New York Central, both sides went looking for outside help.


  1. Help stop scourge of elder abuse

    Help stop scourge of elder abuse On that day, communities in the USA and all over the world will sponsor events to highlight the growing tragic issue of elder abuse. Elder abuse can be physical, emotional, financial and sexual. Elder abuse can be prevented if everyone would learn the warning signs and report it to Adult Protective Services or the police if they suspect it is happening. The ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  2. Help needed for sinkholes

    Volunteers are needed to help with erosion control at two sinkholes in the Pigeon River Country State Forest.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Cheboygan Daily Tribune


    HELP WANTED COOK AIDE 25/hr/week (10a-3p, M-F) position to assist the cook in the planning and preparation of meals at the Preschool Learning Academy in York. Contact BVCA Partnership at 402-729-2278 or visit the career center page at for an application and job description. Deadline for returning applications is June 21, 2013 at 9am. EOE
    on June 12, 2013     Source: York News-Times


  1. "Protecting those we are here to help nonetheless does require killing, capturing, or turning the insurgents. We will not shrink from that; indeed, you have been taking the fight to the enemy and we will continue to do so," he added.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post

  2. Mr. Obama started by saying, "We will fight this spill with everything we've got:we will do whatever's necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "I want to make it clear that we will do whatever it takes not only to stabilise the system but to help going forward, and that means perhaps some pretty big steps that we wouldn't take in ordinary times," Mr Darling said.
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Alistair Darling Source: Times Online

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