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
No, no! Mrs. G., as he commonly called his helpmeet, might do that sort of thing, but she must n't bother him about it.
So far as I can see, the average husband, actual or to be, still entertains the conviction that the word helpmeet, being interpreted, means second fiddle; and acts in accordance with that honest conviction.
A dutiful servile helpmeet, that is what the script they have to work from always said to me.
Daughters should practice being a "helpmeet" to their fathers, training to someday "serve" those godly husbands God will send their way.
I had never seen the word "helpmeet" before, which shows up as an error in blogger.com.
I understand the Scriptural word "helpmeet," as applied to wife, in the New England sense of "help."
Women are taught, almost from the moment they come into the world, that their chief end in existence is to be, in some way or other, a "helpmeet" for man.
I am confident that you will be 'helpmeet' for the man, and since he will ask no more, his parish has no right to do it.
I don't know as you'd have to look more'n a hundred miles for the very young woman that would make the right kind of helpmeet for you, but you know best about that.
The very moment that he placed the first being in a relation to another by giving him a "helpmeet," he gave him