Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aid

4 senses of aid

Sense 1
aid, assistance, help -- (a resource; "visual aids in teaching")
       => resource -- (a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource")

Sense 2
aid, assist, assistance, help -- (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 3
aid, economic aid, financial aid -- (money to support a worthy person or cause)
       => gift -- (something acquired without compensation)

Sense 4
care, attention, aid, tending -- (the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention")
       => work -- (activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb aid

2 senses of aid

Sense 1
help, assist, aid -- (give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 2
help, aid -- (improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

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