helper

Definitions of helper
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n a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)

Synonyms:
benefactor
Types:
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benefactress
a woman benefactor
bondsman, bondswoman
someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter
person who makes a gift of property
donor
(medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
fairy godmother
a generous benefactor
good Samaritan
a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
do-gooder, humanitarian, improver
someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
liberator
someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
accommodator, obliger
someone who performs a service or does a favor
offerer, offeror
someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
patron, sponsor, supporter
someone who supports or champions something
provider
someone who provides the means for subsistence
deliverer, rescuer, savior, saviour
a person who rescues you from harm or danger
sparer
someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
uncle
a source of help and advice and encouragement
christ, messiah
any expected deliverer
abnegator
one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
almsgiver
a person who gives alms
angel, backer
invests in a theatrical production
blood donor
someone who gives blood to be used for transfusions
emancipator, manumitter
someone who frees others from bondage
godfather
someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
godparent
a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
guarantor, surety, warranter, warrantor
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
Indian giver
an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
organ donor
someone from whom an organ is taken for transplantation
patroness, patronne
a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
altruist, philanthropist
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor
(law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber
someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer
someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
tipper
a person who leaves a tip
pillar of strength, tower of strength
a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
Type of:
good person
a person who is good to other people

n a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Synonyms:
assistant, help, supporter
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coadjutor
an assistant to a bishop
accomplice, confederate
a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
aide, auxiliary
someone who acts as an assistant
attendant, attender, tender
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy
(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
dental assistant
an assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenant
an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
actor's assistant, dresser
a wardrobe assistant for an actor
event planner
someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator
someone who makes progress easier
flower girl
a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl Friday
a female assistant who has a range of duties
enforcer, hatchet man
one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
cat's-paw, instrument, pawn
a person used by another to gain an end
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice
an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
underboss
an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
fashion model, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
model, poser
a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
paraprofessional
a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkey
someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater prompter
someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man
the most helpful assistant
secretarial assistant, secretary
an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman
(Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
foot soldier, subordinate, subsidiary, underling
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
water boy, waterer
an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in
huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
companion
one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
artist's model, sitter
a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
associate
a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
baggageman
an attendant who takes care of baggage
batman
an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
bellboy, bellhop, bellman
someone employed to carry luggage and run errands in a hotel
bottom dog
a person of low status
bridesmaid, maid of honor
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
caddie, golf caddie
an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
checker
an attendant who checks coats or baggage
cog
a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
courtier
an attendant at the court of a sovereign
cupbearer
the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
decoy, steerer
a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
dressmaker's model
someone who models dresses
equerry
a personal attendant of the British royal family
escort
an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
esquire
(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
executive secretary
a secretary having administrative duties and responsibilities
famulus
a close attendant (as to a scholar)
gillie
a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
groomsman
a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
lifeguard, lifesaver
an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
linkboy, linkman
(formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
loader
an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
man
a male subordinate
matron of honor
a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
nurse's aide, nursing aide
someone who assists a nurse in tasks that require little formal training
hospital attendant, orderly
a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
orderly
a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
page, varlet
in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
page
a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
legal assistant, paralegal
a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
paramedic, paramedical
a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment
photographer's model
a model who poses for photographers
racker
an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
receptionist
a secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors
rocker
an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
second
the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
second banana, second fiddle
someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
second-in-command
someone who relieves a commander
servitor
someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
social secretary
a personal secretary who handles your social correspondence and appointments
squire
a young nobleman attendant on a knight
gallant, squire
a man who attends or escorts a woman
amanuensis, shorthand typist, stenographer
someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
flight attendant, steward
an attendant on an airplane
litter-bearer, stretcher-bearer
one who helps carry a stretcher
supermodel
a fashion model who has attained the status of a celebrity
trainbearer
one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
vicar-general
(Roman Catholic Church) an administrative deputy who assists a bishop
vice-regent
a regent's deputy
arouser, rouser, waker
someone who rouses others from sleep
valet
someone employed to park and retrieve cars
Type of:
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation

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