Help

Help

, n. [AS. help; akin to D. hulp, G. hlfe, hilfe, Icel. hjlp, Sw. hjelp, Dan. hielp. See Help, v. t.]
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1. Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
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Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.
Ps. lx. 11.
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God is . . . a very present help in trouble.
Ps. xlvi. 1.
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Virtue is a friend and a help to nature.
South.
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2. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
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3. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
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4. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman. [Local, U. S.]
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