Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Providing assistance; useful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnishing help; serviceable; useful; beneficial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.

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

  • adjective providing assistance or serving a useful function

Etymologies

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help +‎ -ful

Examples

  • "helpful visitors 'yahooBuzzArticleHeadline ='" helpful visitors\ ''; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Once the companies left with the good jobs: the American worker, now is forced to seek the jobs that have always been left to our \'helpful visitors\'.

    "helpful visitors'

  • It is true that many people diagnosed with a so-called "mental illness" find the label helpful, allowing them to see their difficulties on a par with a physical illness, to be recognised and treated.

    The Guardian World News

  • BEIJING (Reuters) - China's push to reduce growing greenhouse gas pollution is impressive but the "juggernaut" nonetheless faces a daunting rise in emissions, the top U.S. climate change envoy said after what he called helpful talks.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Sometimes the best way to be "helpful" is just to BACK OFF.

    Abuse

  • Might come in helpful on some of those trail jobs after a 500 yard shot.

    On Tracking and Losing Game

  • I recommend reading The Passion Test for some excellent anecdotes about how people followed their passions and event unfolded in helpful ways.

    Women Grow Business » On Bold Entrepreneurship (and Living!): Notes on Taking the Plunge

  • No need to even bring up WWII … what would be helpful is if reporters studied what Spain and the UK have done since they were attacked much as we were .. to my knowledge they havent created GTMOs and waterboarding …

    Wonk Room » Rice: Al Qaeda A Greater Threat Than Nazi Germany

  • And especially helpful is the chapter about how to capitalize on future credit card trends.

    Beverly Blair Harzog: Top 5 Credit Card Books to Download on Your Kindle

  • Also helpful is having a professional and personal network you can tap, and the discipline that comes with working in a business with deadlines and rules.

    How To Become A Financial Advisor

  • Might come in helpful on some of those trail jobs after a 500 yard shot.

    On Tracking and Losing Game

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