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Aid vs. Maid

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Aidnoun

(uncountable) Help; assistance; succor, relief.

‘He came to my aid when I was foundering.’;

Maidnoun

A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.

Aidnoun

(countable) A helper; an assistant.

Maidnoun

A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).

Aidnoun

(countable) Something which helps; a material source of help.

‘Slimming aids include dietary supplements and appetite suppressants.’;

Maidnoun

(archaic) A virgin, now female but originally one of either gender.

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Aidnoun

An historical subsidy granted to the crown by Parliament for an extraordinary purpose, such as a war effort.

Maidnoun

An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.

‘Would I had died a maid,And never seen thee, never borne thee son.’; ‘Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me.’;

Aidnoun

An exchequer loan.

Maidnoun

A man who has not had sexual intercourse.

‘Christ was a maid and shapen as a man.’;

Aidnoun

A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his feudal lord on special occasions.

Maidnoun

A female servant.

‘Spinning amongst her maids.’;

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Aidnoun

(countable) An aide-de-camp, so called by abbreviation.

‘The incompetent general's brilliant aid often made priceless suggestions.’;

Maidnoun

The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (Raia clavata).

Aidverb

(transitive) To (give) support (to); to further the progress of; to help; to assist.

Maidnoun

a female domestic

Aidverb

To support, either by furnishing strength or means in coöperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.

‘You speedy helpers . . . Appear and aid me in this enterprise.’;

Maidnoun

an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)

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Aidnoun

Help; succor; assistance; relief.

‘An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid.’;

Maidnoun

a female domestic servant

‘Mary eventually managed to find a job as a maid’;

Aidnoun

The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.

‘It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.’;

Maidnoun

an unmarried girl or young woman.

Aidnoun

A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.

Maidnoun

a virgin.

Aidnoun

A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.

Maid

A maid, or housemaid or maidservant, is a female domestic worker. In the Victorian era domestic service was the second largest category of employment in England and Wales, after agricultural work.

Aidnoun

An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.

Aidnoun

a resource;

‘visual aids in teaching’; ‘economic assistance to depressed areas’;

Aidnoun

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’;

Aidnoun

a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause

Aidnoun

the work of caring for or attending to someone or something;

‘no medical care was required’; ‘the old car needed constant attention’;

Aidverb

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’;

Aidverb

improve the condition of;

‘These pills will help the patient’;

Aidnoun

help, typically of a practical nature

‘she walked with the aid of a Zimmer frame’; ‘he saw the pilot slumped in his cockpit and went to his aid’;

Aidnoun

financial or material help given to a country or area in need

‘700,000 tons of food aid’; ‘an aid agency’;

Aidnoun

a source of help or assistance

‘exercise is an important aid to recovery after heart attacks’; ‘a teaching aid’;

Aidnoun

a grant of subsidy or tax to a king or queen.

Aidverb

help or support (someone or something) in the achievement of something

‘research was conducted to aid in making decisions’; ‘women were aided in childbirth by midwives’;

Aidverb

promote or encourage (something)

‘diet and exercise aid healthy skin’;

Aid

In international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid, economic aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Aid may serve one or more functions: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behavior 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.

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