noun Etymology: 2help + meet, adjective Date: 1673 helpmate

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  • Helpmeet — Help meet , n. [See {Helpmate}.] A wife; a helpmate. [1913 Webster] The Lord God created Adam, . . . and afterwards, on his finding the want of a helpmeet, caused him to sleep, and took one of his ribs and thence made woman. J. H. Newman. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • helpmeet — index spouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • helpmeet — as two words in the 1611 Bible, a noun verb phrase; hyphenated and mistaken as a modified noun by 1670s; see HELPMATE (Cf. helpmate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • helpmeet — [help′mēt΄] n. [mistakenly read as a single word in “an help meet for him” (Gen. 2:18): see HELP & MEET2] HELPMATE …   English World dictionary

  • helpmeet — /ˈhɛlpmit/ (say helpmeet) noun Archaic helpmate. {erroneously from Genesis 2:18, 20, an help meet for him , in which the noun help and the adjective meet meaning fitting, suitable was read as a noun phrase helpmeet} …   Australian English dictionary

  • helpmeet — See helpmate, helpmeet …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • helpmeet — /help meet /, n. helpmate. [from the phrase an help meet for him i.e., a help suitable for him, in the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611)] * * * …   Universalium

  • helpmeet — noun A helpful partner, particularly a spouse. [on vocabulary errors] … and helpmates for meet helps the difference of the meaning of the two words is so obvious, that it is surprising it should have escaped attention. A person may be a helpmate… …   Wiktionary

  • helpmeet — n. helpmate, partner, companion, spouse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • helpmeet — n. See helpmate …   New dictionary of synonyms

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