Definition of helping in English:

helping

Line breaks: help|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlpɪŋ
 
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noun

1A portion of food served to one person at one time: there will be enough for six helpings
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1A quantity of something: it’s a powerful ballad tinged with a huge helping of gospel vibes
More example sentences
  • 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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