Definition of Helpmate

1. Noun. A helpful partner.

Exact synonyms: Helpmeet
Generic synonyms: Better Half, Married Person, Mate, Partner, Spouse

Definition of Helpmate

1. n. A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.

Definition of Helpmate

1. Noun. A person who supplies help or companionship. ¹

2. Noun. A wife or spouse. ¹

3. Noun. (chess) A recreational problem in chess in which both sides cooperate to achieve a specific goal. ¹

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Definition of Helpmate

1. a helpful companion [n -S]

Medical Definition of Helpmate

1. A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife. "In Minorca the ass and the hog are common helpmates, and are yoked together in order to turn up the land." (Pennant) "A waiting woman was generally considered as the most suitable helpmate for a parson." (Macaulay) Origin: A corruption of the "help meet for him" of. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helpmate

helping hand
helping hands
helping out
helping profession
helping verb
helping verbs
helpmate (current term)
helps out
helsinki declaration

Literary usage of Helpmate

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1. The Past, the Present, and the Future by Henry Charles Carey (1872)
"He roams abroad, and shoots the deer: but leaves to his unhappy helpmate the task of carrying it home on her shoulders, and that of preparing it for his ..."

2. The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the edited by Inchbald (1824)
"... could not excite much pity, if his helpmate was often induced to act the part which she had heretofore, with so much spirit, assumed. ..."

3. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding (1902)
"in the materials that formed the wife, and to render her a perfe<5t helpmate for so tranquil a husband. She abounded in whatsoever he was defective; ..."

4. English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson by Henry Spackman Pancoast (1915)
"His helpmate was a comely matron, old— Though younger than himself full twenty yeare She was a woman of a stirring life, ы Whose heart was in her house: two ..."

5. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1905)
"... on one page of the book she saw He did not recognise his destined helpmate bathing-place to which he had gone for the benefit of his health, ..."

6. The Life and Times of Joseph Gould: Struggles of the Early Canadian Settlers by W. H. Higgins (1887)
"... in engagements—Good results of this principle—A lesson to others— Looking out for a helpmate—Youthful follies corrected—Turns to his friends, ..."

7. War in South Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilization by William Harding (1899)
"CHAPTER X. PRESIDENT "OOM" PAUL KRUGER AND HIS helpmate. Before delving any deeper into the troubles of the Boers we must glance at the leading characters ..."

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