AskDefine | Define helping

Dictionary Definition

helping n : an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each" [syn: portion, serving]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A portion or serving, especially of food.
    She eagerly took a second helping of ice cream.



Extensive Definition

Help is any form of assistance; propensity to help is known as helpfulness.
Help may also refer to:
In media:
Help! may refer to part of a collection of works by the rock band The Beatles:
  • Help! (film), a 1965 film directed by Richard Lester starring The Beatles
  • "Help!" (song), the number one single and theme song of the film
  • Help! (album), the 1965 The Beatles album of which the first half is made up of songs from the film, including the song "Help!"
Help! may also refer to:
  • Help! (magazine), from the creator of Mad Magazine
  • The English title for an unrelated song called "An Mwé", from Kassav's 1989 album Majestik Zouk
HELP may refer to:

See also

  • Help me (disambiguation)
  • Call for help - actually yelling the word "help!"
  • Charitable organization - organizations that help people, usually for free.
  • Distress signal - another way to call for help.
  • Crisis - a stressful or dangerous situation in which one or more persons may need help.
  • Emergency - a situation which poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment. A type of crisis.
  • Homework help service - program in which tutors are made available to assist with a student's homework. Many libraries host homework help services.
  • Online help, information or assistance provided in response to the "help" menu item or "help" command in a software program. The standard key command for online help is the F1 key.
helping in Estonian: Help!
helping in Spanish: Help!
helping in French: Help!
helping in Italian: Help!
helping in Latvian: Help!
helping in Dutch: Help
helping in Japanese: ヘルプ
helping in Norwegian: Help!
helping in Finnish: Help
helping in Swedish: Hjälp (olika betydelser)

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