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  Dictionary Definition of aid

aid
verb (t)
1. to afford support or relief to; help.
2. to promote the course of accomplishment of; facilitate.
3. to give financial support to: a state-aided school.
-- verb (i)
4. to give help or assistance.
-- noun
5. help; support; assistance.
6. one who or that which aids or yields assistance; a helper; an auxiliary: a nursing aid; a hearing aid; an aid to understanding.
7. a payment made by feudal vassals to their lord on special occasions.
8. US. aide-de-camp.
-- phrase
9. in aid of, directed towards; intended to achieve.
[ME aide ( n ), from OF aidier, from L adjutare ]
-- aider, noun -- aidless, adjective
AID
artificial insemination (by) donor.