ETYM French aide, Old Fren. aďde, aďe, from the verb. Related to Aid.
1. A gift of money to support a worthy person or cause.
2. A resource; SYN. assistance, help.
3. The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; SYN. assist, assistance, help, helping.
4. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
Money or resources given or lent on favorable terms to poorer countries. A distinction may be made between short-term aid (usually food and medicine), which is given to relieve conditions in emergencies such as famine, and long-term aid, which is intended to promote economic activity (see aid, development) and improve the quality of life—for example, by funding irrigation, education, and communications programs.
1. A process or method.
2. Considerable capital (wealth or income); SYN. substance.
3. How a result is obtained or an end is achieved; SYN. agency, way.
The inputs required in order to do the work (such as personnel, equipment and materials).
ETYM French ressource, from Old Fren. ressourdre, resourdre, to spring forth or up again; pref. re- re- + sourdre to spring forth. Related to Source.
1. A source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed.
2. Available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed.
3. The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; SYN. resourcefulness, imagination.