|1.||[ noun ] (food) 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"
|Related terms:||small_indefinite_quantity drink piece second_joint round breast parson's_nose wing oyster drumstick libation medallion meal taste|
|2.||[ noun ] the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose|
|Synonyms:||assistance help aid assist|
: "he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"
|Related terms:||activity service support relief boost recourse thanks self-help hand lift financial_aid accommodation facilitation help help help serve|