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."
- To give assistance to; aid: I helped her find the book. He helped me into my coat.
- To contribute to the furtherance of; promote.
- To give relief to: help the needy.
- To ease; relieve: medication to help your cold.
- To change for the better; improve: A fresh coat of paint will help a scarred old table.
- To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot: couldn't help laughing.
- To wait on, as in a store or restaurant.
- To be of service; give assistance.
- The act or an instance of helping.
- Aid or assistance.
- Relief; remedy.
- One that helps: You've been a great help. A food processor is a help to the serious cook.
- A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
- Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
- help (oneself) to To serve or provide oneself with: Help yourself to the cookies.
- help (oneself) to Informal To take (something) without asking permission: The thief helped himself to our family silver.