Commentary: ASSISTANCE[+event] The act of providing help; the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need.
He gave me assistance with the housework.
She could not walk without assistance.
Let me offer my assistance, miss.
The rescue party came to John's assistance when he got lost in the mountains.
The UN's assistance to Africa began several years ago.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: The thing or person that actually provides help. An aid or resource.
You've been a great assistance to me.
The United Nations sent economic assistance to Africa several years ago.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)