Definition of helping in English:


Line breaks: help|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlpɪŋ


  • 1A portion of food served to one person at one time: there will be enough for six helpings
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    • Their favourite dish is cod and chips, served with a generous helping of salt and vinegar.
    • They refuse her every wish - to wear plain, plaid dresses instead of fussy white muslin, to go barefoot outdoors, and to have second helpings of food.
    • Mania is about desperately seeking to live life at a more passionate level: taking second and sometimes third helpings on food, alcohol, drugs, sex and money.
  • 1.1A quantity of something: it’s a powerful ballad tinged with a huge helping of gospel vibes
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    • It was clear that the evidence would be met with a huge helping of scepticism in Washington.
    • Well the most obvious difference is the huge helping of cache that Intel has added to the Extreme Edition.
    • Even if the majority of the industry treat the concept as a joke, with huge helpings of cynicism added in, the average bloke on the street still believes in it.

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