Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that helps; an assistant. See Synonyms at assistant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who helps; an aide.
  • n. A person who does cleaning and cooking in a family, or in a market.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, helps, aids, assists, or relieves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who helps, aids, or assists; an auxiliary; one who affords assistance, comfort, or remedy.
  • n. Specifically, one who is employed as assistant to another in doing some kind of work: as, a blacksmith's or a groom's helper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
  • n. a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Etymologies

to help + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The code in the method is basically the same thing as you write in regular Razor rendering logic, but the fact that it's inside an @helper method turns it into a declarative helper.

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  • Other researchers have described a similar phenomenon that they call "helper's high" -- positive feelings that can border on elation.

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  • Your helper is too precious and I love the flowers in the baskets.

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  • As in Genesis, the word helper likely signals mutuality.

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  • The first helper is courtesy of Mexconnect poster "jerezano", who told us a while back about a new toll-road that bypasses Zacatecas going south towards Aguascalientes.

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  • The thumping may be done by the driver's helper from a runway on the back of the truck, to guide him in backing.

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  • Some T lymphocytes are called the helper cells because they promote immune responses and encourage the B lymphocytes to produce more antibody, and different T lymphocytes, known as suppressor cells, inhibit immune reponses and tell the B lymphocytes that it is time to cut back on production.

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  • Very natural, dear, but the fun and the fame do not last, while the memory of a real helper is kept green long after poetry is forgotten and music silent.

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  • So I have a small subsystem in place for player logins and map loads: I iterate through the property lists looking for properties that I've flagged (hardwired in the code) as "bad data", and I call helper backfill functions on the fly to fix just that property list.

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  • Apathy on the part of Caymanians in general because, unless the rollover has affected them directly, such as the compulsory departure of a long-term helper or caregiver, or the forced loss of valued employees on the part of local business owners, to the average Caymanian, the rollover policy seems to be a hazy concept.

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