Meaning of “aid” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /eɪd/
HELP [ U ]

money, food, or equipment that is given to help a country or group of people:

Emergency aid was sent to the flood victims.
aid workers
in aid of sb/sth UK

in order to collect money for a group of people who need it:

a concert in aid of famine relief
with the aid of sth

using something to help you:

She can walk with the aid of a stick.
come/go to sb's aid

to go to someone and help them:

Luckily a policeman came to my aid.

a piece of equipment that helps you to do something:

teaching aids such as books and videos
→ See also Band-Aid , first aid , visual aid

(Definition of “aid noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)