What is aid?

  • (verb): Give help or assistance; be of service.
    Synonyms: help, assist
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on aid:

International Finance Facility
... An IFF is designed to frontload aid to help meet the Millennium Development Goals ... against the security of government guarantees to maintain future aid flows, which would be used to buy back the bonds over a longer period ... This allows a large amount of aid to flow soon, at the expense of less aid in the future ...
Aid Climbing - Grading
... The A grading scale (A for 'artificial' or 'aid') incorporates difficulty of placing protection, and the danger associated with falling ... The original scale was a closed gradation scale from A0-A5, modern aid climbers have adopted "new wave" grading which compresses the scale but still uses A0-A5 ... A1 Easy aid, no risk of any piece of protection pulling out ...

More definitions of "aid":

  • (noun): A gift of money to support a worthy person or cause.
    Synonyms: economic aid
  • (noun): The work of caring for or attending to someone or something.
    Synonyms: care, attention, tending
  • (noun): The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
    Example: "Rescue party went to their aid"
    Synonyms: assist, assistance, help
  • (verb): Improve the condition of.
    Synonyms: help

Famous quotes containing the word aid:

    Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations—wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    What are we hoping to get out of it, what’s it all in aid of—is it really just for the sake of a gloved hand waving at you from a golden coach?
    John Osborne (1929–1994)

    Our security depends on the Allied Powers winning against aggressors. The Axis Powers intend to destroy democracy, it is anathema to them. We cannot provide that aid if the public are against it; therefore, it is our responsibility to persuade the public that aid to the victims of aggression is aid to American security. I expect the members of my administration to take every opportunity to speak to this issue wherever they are invited to address public forums in the weeks ahead.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)