helping

  • 1 helping — n. 1. a quantity of food served as part of a meal. Syn: portion, serving. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. Syn: aid, assistance, help. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 helping — helping; un·helping; …

    English syllables

  • 3 helping — index beneficial, clerical, contributory, ministerial, part (portion), propitious, ration, subsidiary …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 helping — (n.) aid, assistance, late 13c., from prp. of HELP (Cf. help) (v.). Meaning “serving food” is from 1824; that of “a portion of food” is from 1883 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 helping — [n] portion of food allowance, course, dollop, meal, order, piece, plateful, ration, serving, share; concept 457 …

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  • 6 helping — ► NOUN ▪ a portion of food served to one person at one time …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 helping — [hel′piŋ] n. 1. a giving of aid; assisting 2. a portion of food served to one person …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 helping — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heaping (AmE), huge, large ▪ a generous helping of potatoes ▪ small ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 helping — [[t]he̱lpɪŋ[/t]] helpings 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n, adj N A helping of food is the amount of it that you get in a single serving. She gave them extra helpings of ice cream. 2) N COUNT: N of n, usu adj N of n You can refer to an… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 helping */ — UK [ˈhelpɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms helping : singular helping plural helpings an amount of food that is served to one person at a meal enough for six helpings He asked for a second helping …

    English dictionary

  • 11 helping — /ˈhɛlpɪŋ / (say helping) noun 1. the act of someone or something that helps. 2. a portion served to a person at one time. –adjective 3. giving assistance, support, etc.: a helping brother; a helping hand. –helpingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 helping — n. a generous; second helping * * * [ helpɪŋ] second helping a generous …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 Helping — 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 helping — helpingly, adv. /hel ping/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that helps. 2. a portion of food served to a person at one time: That s his third helping of ice cream. adj. 3. giving aid, assistance, support, or the like. [1175 1225; ME; see HELP …

    Universalium

  • 15 helping — noun A portion or serving, especially of food that one takes for oneself, or to which one helps oneself; She eagerly took a second helping of ice cream. See Also: help oneself …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 helping — Synonyms and related words: accessory, adjuvant, allotment, allowance, ancillary, antepast, assistant, assisting, attendant, attending, auxiliary, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, budget, chunk, commission, contingent, course, cover, cut, deal,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 helping — help|ing [ˈhelpıŋ] n the amount of food that someone gives you or that you take = ↑serving ▪ a double helping of pie …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 helping — help|ing [ helpıŋ ] noun count * an amount of food that is served to one person at a meal: He asked for a second helping. enough for six helpings …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 helping — help·ing || helpɪŋ n. assisting, act of helping; serving, portion of food served help n. assistance, aid; hired laborer, domestic servant; group of servants or workers; means of fixing or changing something v. assist, aid; rescue; ease,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 helping — noun (C) the amount of food that someone gives you or that you take; serving: a huge helping of potatoes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English