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There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
Paul Cezanne

Meaning of "aid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AID

Via Old French aidier from Latin adjūtāre to help, from juvāre to help.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AID

aid  [eɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aid is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb aid in English.

WHAT DOES AID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Aid

In international relations, aid is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Humanitarianism and altruism are at least partly an objective for the giving of aid. It may have other functions as well: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behaviour desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to provide infrastructure needed by the donor for resource extraction from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access. Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the kinds of transfers that count as aid vary. For example, aid figures may or may not include transfers for military use: the United States, for example, included military assistance in its aid figure until 1957 but no longer does. The most widely used measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance".

Definition of aid in the English dictionary

The first definition of aid in the dictionary is to give support to ; help or assist. Other definition of aid is to assist financially. Aid is also assistance; help; support.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AID

PRESENT

Present
I aid
you aid
he/she/it aids
we aid
you aid
they aid
Present continuous
I am aiding
you are aiding
he/she/it is aiding
we are aiding
you are aiding
they are aiding
Present perfect
I have aided
you have aided
he/she/it has aided
we have aided
you have aided
they have aided
Present perfect continuous
I have been aiding
you have been aiding
he/she/it has been aiding
we have been aiding
you have been aiding
they have been aiding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I aided
you aided
he/she/it aided
we aided
you aided
they aided
Past continuous
I was aiding
you were aiding
he/she/it was aiding
we were aiding
you were aiding
they were aiding
Past perfect
I had aided
you had aided
he/she/it had aided
we had aided
you had aided
they had aided
Past perfect continuous
I had been aiding
you had been aiding
he/she/it had been aiding
we had been aiding
you had been aiding
they had been aiding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will aid
you will aid
he/she/it will aid
we will aid
you will aid
they will aid
Future continuous
I will be aiding
you will be aiding
he/she/it will be aiding
we will be aiding
you will be aiding
they will be aiding
Future perfect
I will have aided
you will have aided
he/she/it will have aided
we will have aided
you will have aided
they will have aided
Future perfect continuous
I will have been aiding
you will have been aiding
he/she/it will have been aiding
we will have been aiding
you will have been aiding
they will have been aiding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would aid
you would aid
he/she/it would aid
we would aid
you would aid
they would aid
Conditional continuous
I would be aiding
you would be aiding
he/she/it would be aiding
we would be aiding
you would be aiding
they would be aiding
Conditional perfect
I would have aid
you would have aid
he/she/it would have aid
we would have aid
you would have aid
they would have aid
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been aiding
you would have been aiding
he/she/it would have been aiding
we would have been aiding
you would have been aiding
they would have been aiding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you aid
we let´s aid
you aid
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to aid
Past participle
aided
Present Participle
aiding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AID

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aide-memoire
aider
aides-de-camp
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aidful
Aidin
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aidman
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WORDS THAT END LIKE AID

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Synonyms and antonyms of aid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «aid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of aid

Translation of «aid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AID

Find out the translation of aid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

援助
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ayuda
570 millions of speakers

English

aid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सहायता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِعَانَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

помощь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auxílio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিকিত্সা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bantuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hilfe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

援助
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원조
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sepindah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự viện trợ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मदत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yardım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aiuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomoc
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

допомога
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ajutor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βοήθεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hulp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hjälpmedel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bistand
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aid

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AID»

The term «aid» is very widely used and occupies the 3.133 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «aid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «aid» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aid

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10 QUOTES WITH «AID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word aid.
1
Saint Ambrose
It is a better thing to save souls for the Lord than to save treasures. He who sent forth his apostles without gold had not need of gold to form his Church. The Church possesses gold, not to hoard, but to scatter abroad and come to the aid of the unfortunate.
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Richard Armitage
You know, there's a real irony in U.S. assistance programs. First of all, I think it's misnamed. We're not so much trying to help people as we're trying to help ourselves. So let's be clear about this. So these are - in my view, they're cold calculations of national security and not aid programs.
3
Jane Asher
The things you leave school knowing - some dates and long division - so much of it has been of no use to me. Schools should teach the basics of cookery, first aid, how to look after your money and how to speak foreign languages. Useful things.
4
Melissa Bean
My Eighth District, like others, counts on these family businesses and their teams working hard to support their families and aid their communities. As retailers, these teams often bring different or unique products to the marketplace.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski
According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979.
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James Buchan
By pouring money and goods into devastated regions, foreign aid workers sometimes compound the disruption and debauch the survivors.
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Paul Cezanne
There are two things in the painter, the eye and the mind; each of them should aid the other.
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William Ellery Channing
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
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Cat Cora
Following the devastating India Ocean tsunami of 2004, I founded Chefs for Humanity, modeled after Doctors Without Borders, but comprised of chefs. There wasn't anything out there like it, and there was a definite need for chefs to be able to offer assistance and aid.
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Peter Coyote
I think you have a social responsibility as the villain, which is pretty different from the hero's responsibility. If you have any kind of a social or political conscience at all, the first thing you want to do is make malevolence recognizable to people, almost as a kind of teaching aid.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AID»

Discover the use of aid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats
Provides a directory of first-aid and emergency procedures for cats and dogs, covering everything from identifying a problem and performing CPR to administering a pill and follow-up care.
Amy D. Shojai, 2001
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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better ...
In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African ...
Dambisa Moyo, 2009
3
Brand Aid: Shopping Well to Save the World
A critical account of the rise of celebrity-driven “compassionate consumption.”
Lisa Ann Richey, Stefano Ponte, 2011
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Aid: Understanding International Development Cooperation
This benchmark study by two leading authorities on international development cooperation: * Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of aid as it has evolved over the last 50 years.* Pays special attention to the new challenges ...
John Degnbol-Martinussen, Poul Engberg-Pedersen, 2003
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First Aid Manual
The latest edition of this best-selling manual, published in association with the UK's three leading first-aid providers, St John's Ambulance, St Andrew's Ambulance Association and the British Red Cross, gives you the knowledge you need ...
‎2011
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Textbook of Hearing Aid Amplification
This comprehensive text provides the hearing health professional with a broad overview of the advances in technology and clinical insights relating to hearing aid devices and those who use them.
Robert E. Sandlin, 2000
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
"An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. “An astonishing book” (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s.
Tom Wolfe, 2008
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First Aid, CPR, and AED
First Aid and CPR
Alton L. Thygerson, Benjamin Gulli, Jon R. Krohmer, 2007
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EU Law on State Aid to Airlines: Law, Economics and Policy
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the law regulating State aids to airlines, which includes sections on Articles 107 TFEU and 108 TFEU as well as an overview of legal issues raised by air transport and competition in the EU, in ...
Magnus Schmauch, 2012
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Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics
Carol Lancaster effectively puts this dispute to rest here by providing the most comprehensive answer yet to the question of why governments give foreign aid.
Carol Lancaster, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Japan boosts aid to 'Mekong five' nations
Japan has pledged Y750bn ($6.1bn) in aid to the “Mekong five” nations over the next three years as Tokyo seeks fresh influence in a region it ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
ECB to consider whether or not to continue financial aid to Greece
The European Central Bank will consider whether to continue providing emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) to Greece at a scheduled ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Oxi: Greeks Overwhelmingly Reject Aid Package in Referendum
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denounced the price paid for aid as "blackmail" and a national "humiliation". Hundreds of Greeks began ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
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Greece needs humanitarian aid: Official
... banks would re-open in a day or two "very difficult and dangerous" and said Europe needed to urgently discuss humanitarian aid for Greece. «CNBC, Jul 15»
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The legacy of Live Aid: 30 years after they played to Feed the World
U2 were well over half-way through their epic Live-Aid set when Bono made a career changing decision. Like every other act, the Dublin four ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Varoufakis resigns as Greek finance minister 'to aid deal'
After securing a 'no' vote at Greek referendum on bailout, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, saying it would help Prime Minister ... «RT, Jul 15»
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Japan to emphasize its health care aid at next G-7 summit
Under the new strategy, Japan would launch programs to train public health experts in developing countries and increase financial aid for ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
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Rite Aid deals 7/5: Milk, Crest, Dove hair care & more!
The Rite Aid coupon policy can be found on their website. More details on their coupon policy and rewards programs are located at the bottom ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
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Defence lawyers received thousands in Legal Aid during Suzie …
The estranged husband of a former radio received almost £20,000 of Legal Aid to defend himself against claims he attacked her. «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
10
Sloss Fest 2015 lineup: Things to know about First Aid Kit before …
Good to know: First Aid Kit recorded a song tribute to Birmingham native Emmylou Harris for its 2012 album, "The Lion's Roar." The Soderbergs ... «AL.com, Jul 15»

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