- helping helping n.
1. a quantity of food served as part of a meal.
Syn: aid, assistance, help. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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helping — helping; un·helping; … English syllables
helping — index beneficial, clerical, contributory, ministerial, part (portion), propitious, ration, subsidiary … Law dictionary
helping — (n.) aid, assistance, late 13c., from prp. of HELP (Cf. help) (v.). Meaning вЂњserving foodвЂќ is from 1824; that of вЂњa portion of foodвЂќ is from 1883 … Etymology dictionary
helping — [n] portion of food allowance, course, dollop, meal, order, piece, plateful, ration, serving, share; concept 457 … New thesaurus
helping — ► NOUN ▪ a portion of food served to one person at one time … English terms dictionary
helping — [hel′piŋ] n. 1. a giving of aid; assisting 2. a portion of food served to one person … English World dictionary
helping — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, generous, heaping (AmE), huge, large ▪ a generous helping of potatoes ▪ small ▪ … Collocations dictionary
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
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
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