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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Help \Help\ (h[e^]lp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Helped (h[e^]lpt)
     (Obs. imp. Holp (h[=o]lp), p. p. Holpen (h[=o]l"p'n)); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Helping.] [AS. helpan; akin to OS. helpan, D.
     helpen, G. helfen, OHG. helfan, Icel. hj[=a]lpa, Sw. hjelpa,
     Dan. hielpe, Goth. hilpan; cf. Lith. szelpti, and Skr. klp to
     be fitting.]
     1. To furnish with strength or means for the successful
        performance of any action or the attainment of any object;
        to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help
        one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly
        used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."
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     2. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as,
        to help one in distress; to help one out of prison. "God
        help, poor souls, how idly do they talk!" --Shak.
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     3. To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of
        avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word
        designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such
        a word for the direct object. "To help him of his
        blindness." --Shak.
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              The true calamus helps coughs.        --Gerarde.
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     4. To change for the better; to remedy.
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              Cease to lament for what thou canst not help.
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     5. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who
        can help it? --Swift.
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     6. To forbear; to avoid.
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              I can not help remarking the resemblance betwixt him
              and our author.                       --Pope.
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     7. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and
        passing food.
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     To help forward, to assist in advancing.
     To help off, to help to go or pass away, as time; to assist
        in removing. --Locke.
     To help on, to forward; to promote by aid.
     To help out, to aid, as in delivering from a difficulty, or
        to aid in completing a design or task.
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              The god of learning and of light
              Would want a god himself to help him out. --Swift.
     To help over, to enable to surmount; as, to help one over
        an obstacle.
     To help to, to supply with; to furnish with; as, to help
        one to soup.
     To help up, to help (one) to get up; to assist in rising,
        as after a fall, and the like. "A man is well holp up that
        trusts to you." --Shak.
     Syn: To aid; assist; succor; relieve; serve; support;
          sustain; befriend.
     Usage: To Help, Aid, Assist. These words all agree in
            the idea of affording relief or support to a person
            under difficulties. Help turns attention especially to
            the source of relief. If I fall into a pit, I call for
            help; and he who helps me out does it by an act of his
            own. Aid turns attention to the other side, and
            supposes co["o]peration on the part of him who is
            relieved; as, he aided me in getting out of the pit; I
            got out by the aid of a ladder which he brought.
            Assist has a primary reference to relief afforded by a
            person who "stands by" in order to relieve. It denotes
            both help and aid. Thus, we say of a person who is
            weak, I assisted him upstairs, or, he mounted the
            stairs by my assistance. When help is used as a noun,
            it points less distinctively and exclusively to the
            source of relief, or, in other words, agrees more
            closely with aid. Thus we say, I got out of a pit by
            the help of my friend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Help \Help\, n. [AS. help; akin to D. hulp, G. h["u]lfe, hilfe,
     Icel. hj[=a]lp, 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Help \Help\, v. i.
     To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means;
     to avail or be of use; to assist.
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           A generous present helps to persuade, as well as an
           agreeable person.                        --Garth.
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     To help out, to lend aid; to bring a supply.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: aid, assist, assistance,
      2: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or
         furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable
         assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
         [syn: assistant, helper, help, supporter]
      3: a resource; "visual aids in teaching" [syn: aid,
         assistance, help]
      4: a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
         [syn: avail, help, service]
      v 1: 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" [syn: help,
           assist, aid]
      2: improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
         [syn: help, aid]
      3: be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents" [syn:
         help, facilitate]
      4: abstain from doing; always used with a negative; "I can't
         help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching
         the sad spectacle" [syn: help oneself, help]
      5: help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him
         three times, and after that he helped himself" [syn: serve,
      6: contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the
         development of literacy in developing countries"
      7: take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office
         supplies" [syn: avail, help]
      8: improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the
         old living room furniture"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  309 Moby Thesaurus words for "help":
     Samaritan, abet, acolyte, adjutant, administer to, advance,
     advantage, advise, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, alimony,
     alleviate, allotment, allowance, alterative, ameliorate, amend,
     analeptic, ancilla, annuity, antepast, anticipate, appropriate,
     arrogate, assist, assistance, assistant, assistants, assister,
     attend, attend on, attendant, auxiliary, avail, avert, avoid, back,
     backer, bail out, balm, balsam, bar, bear a hand, befriend,
     befriender, benefactor, benefactress, benefit, benefiter, best man,
     better, bolster, boost, bounty, break no bones, care for, champion,
     chore, clear the way, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress,
     coadjutrix, comfort, commandeer, confer a benefit, cooperation,
     corrective, course, cover, crew, cure, dance attendance upon,
     debar, deflect, depletion allowance, deputy, dessert, deter,
     discourage, dish, dishearten, do a favor, do a kindness, do for,
     do good, do no harm, do service to, doctor, dole, domestic,
     domestic servant, domestics, drudge, ease, employees, entree,
     entremets, escape, eschew, estop, exclude, executive officer,
     expedite, explain, expropriate, facilitate, favor, fellowship,
     fend, fend off, finance, financial assistance, forbear, forbid,
     force, foreclose, forestall, forward, fund, further, gang,
     give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, good Samaritan,
     good offices, good person, grant, grant-in-aid, grease,
     grease the ways, grease the wheels, guaranteed annual income, hand,
     hands, hasten, healing agent, healing quality, help along,
     help out, helper, helpers, helping, helping hand, helpmate,
     helpmeet, hired help, improve, inform, jack-at-a-pinch, keep from,
     keep off, laborers, lackey, lend a hand, lend one aid, lieutenant,
     lift, look after, loose, lubricate, maid, make clear, make way for,
     meliorate, men, menial, minister to, ministering angel, ministrant,
     ministration, ministry, mitigate, nick, obviate, office, offices,
     oil, old-age insurance, open the way, open up, palliate, pander to,
     paranymph, paraprofessional, patron, pave the way, pay the bills,
     pecuniary aid, pension, pension off, personnel, pinch, pirate,
     place, plagiarize, plate, portion, preclude, prepare the way,
     prescription, prevent, price support, proffer aid, profit,
     prohibit, promote, protect, protection, public assistance,
     public welfare, purloin, quicken, rally, receipt, recipe, reclaim,
     redeem, refrain from, relief, relieve, remedial measure, remedy,
     remove friction, render a service, render assistance, repel,
     rescue, resist, restorative, restore, resuscitate, retinue,
     retirement benefits, revive, rule out, run interference for, save,
     scholarship, scullion, second, second helping, servant, servantry,
     servants, serve, service, serving, servitor, set up, sideman,
     simplify, slavey, smooth, smooth the way, soap the ways,
     sovereign remedy, specific, specific remedy, speed, staff,
     stand back of, stave off, stead, steal, stipend, stop, striker,
     subsidization, subsidize, subsidy, subvention, succor, succorer,
     support, supporter, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist,
     take, take care of, take in tow, tax benefit, tend, the help,
     therapy, turn aside, turnspit, unbar, unblock, unclog, unjam,
     uphold, upon, use, usurp, valet, wait, wait on, ward off, welfare,
     welfare aid, welfare payments, work for, workers

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  DEA.  A Language for industrial
     2. (Help Est un Lisp Paresseux - Help Is a Lazy Lisp).  A
     lazy version of Scheme with strictness annotations, by
     Thomas Schiex .

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