from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A helpmate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A helpful partner, particularly a spouse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wife; a helpmate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A partner; a helpmate; a consort; specifically, a wife.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a helpful partner
From misunderstanding of the phrase an help meet for him, a helper suitable for him (Adam), in Genesis 2:18, referring to Eve.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a (mis?)interpretation of the phrase in Genesis 2:18 "an help meet" for Adam (i.e. suitable for him). (Wiktionary)