help-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of providing assistance, giving aid

Commentary: HELP[+event][+assisting][+aiding]
NOTE: implies an agent giving aid or assistance to a recipient

They told the injured man that help was on the way.
The elderly woman accepted my help in crossing the street.
That type of flare from a ship is a signal for help. (asking for help)
Those nations have received economic help from the World Bank.

PropBank: help.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a person hired to give assistance of some kind

Commentary: HELP[+entity][+person][+assistant][+hired]

The sign on that store says 'help wanted'.
This table is where the kitchen help eat their dinner.
Many of the domestic help serving that affluent community are illegal immigrants.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: an artifact that provides aid or assistance somehow

Commentary: HELP[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+aid] [+relation][+role][+resource][+assisting]

The magnifying glass was a big help in reading the fine print.
These exercises are supposed to be helps for improved memory.
Try reading the online help to see if it explains how to create a backup disk.

PropBank: help.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: a state of remedy or relief

Commentary: HELP[+state][+result][+remedy]
NOTE: often in the phrase 'there is/was no help for X'

There is just no help for a broken heart.
There was no help from the scorching days and becalmed seas for the sailors.

PropBank: help.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2