aid aid [eɪd] noun [uncountable]
help, such as food, medicines, or money, given by a government or private organization to help people who are suffering from war, hunger etc:

• UN workers have been trying to move food aid to an estimated 2 million starving people.

• Aid is being flown out by several of the major aid agencies.

aid to

• aid to Somalia

deˈvelopment ˌaid ECONOMICS
financial help given by richer countries to poorer ones to help their industrial and economic development:

• Cambodia was one of the poorest countries in the world, yet it received no UN development aid.

ˈforeign ˌaid also overseas aid ECONOMICS
aid, usually in the form of money, given by one country to another:

• The economy has very little industry, leading to a reliance on foreign aid.

ˈlegal aid LAW
financial help given by a government organization to people involved in legal cases who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer themselves:

• Clients who qualify for legal aid can choose between a salaried government lawyer or a lawyer in private practice.

overˈseas ˌaid ECONOMICS
another name for foreign aid
ˈregional ˌaid ECONOMICS
money given by a government, the EU etc to particular areas to help their economic development:

• Corsica has received hundreds of millions of euros in regional aid from Brussels in recent years.

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aid UK US /eɪd/ noun [U]
money, food, medicine, or other supplies that are sent to people or countries who need them because of a difficult situation: appeal for/ask for/seek aid »

The government has already appealed for 800,000 tonnes of food aid to feed its starving population.


economic/emergency/humanitarian aid

get/receive/accept aid »

Victims of the flood can receive aid at one of the 19 emergency aid stations set up by the state.


foreign/international/overseas aid

help or support: give/provide/send aid to sb »

Lawmakers say the plan will create 1 million jobs and provide comfort and aid to the poor.

come to the aid of sb »

The Bureau will come to the aid of any homeowners pursuing an insurance claim.

government/public/state aid »

Under the plan, state aid to local businesses would drop by $6.6 million.

See also AID AGENCY(Cf. aid agency), DEVELOPMENT AID(Cf. ↑development aid), FINANCIAL AID(Cf. ↑financial aid), FOREIGN AID(Cf. ↑foreign aid), LEGAL AID(Cf. ↑legal aid)
aid UK US /eɪd/ verb [I or T]
to help or support someone or something: »

Better training policies and new technologies are aiding disabled people in the workplace.

aid in (doing) sth »

An additional team of contractors was hired to aid in the plant's construction.

aid and abet — Cf. aid and abet

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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