Aid is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

PronunciationEdit

HomophonesEdit

NounEdit

Singular
aid

Plural
aids

  1. (uncountable) Aid is the help that is given to people, usually by a government or institution.
    After the flood the UN sent $500 million of aid in the form of food, water, tents, and medical supplies.
  2. (countable) An aid is a person or thing that helps you do an activity.
    The president's aid spoke to the newspapers today.
    I can't see, but I have a number of aids, such as a cane, a dog, and a talking computer, that make my life easier.

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VerbEdit

Plain form
aid

Third-person singular
aids

Past tense
aided

Past participle
aided

Present participle
aiding

  1. If you aid someone, you help them.