Definition of Helping hand

1. Noun. Physical assistance. "Give me a hand with the chores"

Exact synonyms: Hand
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help
Derivative terms: Hand



Definition of Helping hand

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Any assistance, help or aid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helping Hand

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helpers
helpest
helpeth
helpfile
helpfiles
helpful
helpfull
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helpfully
helpfulness
helpfulnesses
helping
helping-verb
helping behaviour
helping hand (current term)
helping hands
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helping verb
helping verbs
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helplessly
helplessness
helplessnesses
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helply

Literary usage of Helping hand

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1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"I doubt whether the allies on this side will be able to stretch out a helping hand in season. Such is the precise condition of opinion at the moment, ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"... not to lay any stress on the country he belongs to, it would never be borne, and he for one would never consent to lend a helping hand to make him one ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... By whose prayer and helping hand, This house erected here doth stand y." vi. The mayor and aldermen of Dublin bestowed on the college the site thereof, ..."

4. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"... Sights and Scenes — The Little Sign, "helping hand for Men" — Inside the Mission Building — An Audience of ex-Convicts and Criminals — A Tough Crowd — . ..."

5. The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini by New York (N.Y.), Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1897)
"... Cornelis Melyn of Staten Island about it, who had said some time ago, that he was ready to lend a helping hand. Arent van Hattem is commissioned by ..."

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