American Institute of Decorators.
American Institute of Interior Designers.
Also, A.I.D. British. artificial insemination donor.
to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
(transitive) to assist financially
assistance; help; support
a person, device, etc, that helps or assists: a teaching aid
(mountaineering) Also artificial aid. any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
(in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son
(Brit, informal) in aid of, in support of; for the purpose of
denoting a charitable organization or function that raises money for a cause: Band Aid, Ferryaid
acute infectious disease
artificial insemination (by) donor: former name for Donor Insemination (DI)
early 15c., “wartime tax,” also “help, support, assistance,” from Old French aide, earlier aiudha “aid, help, assistance” (9c.), from Late Latin adjuta, from fem. past participle of Latin adiuvare (past participle adiutus) “to give help to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + iuvare “to help” (see adjutant). Meaning “thing by which assistance is given” is recorded from c.1600. Meaning “material help given by one country to another” is from 1940.
c.1400, “to assist, help,” from Old French aidier “help, assistance,” from Latin adiutare, frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) “give help to” (see adjutant). Related: Aided; aiding.
artificial insemination donor
Agency for International Development
Alexander Ivanovich [al-ig-zan-der i-vah-nuh-vich,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər ɪˈvɑ nə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1870–1938, Russian novelist and short-story writer. Historical Examples Kuprin’s soul, on the contrary, is of such exquisitely fine texture that all human emotions vibrate there. Contemporary Russian Novelists Serge Persky One can […]
American Institute of Mining Engineers. Association of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
American Institute of Marine Underwriters.
Alexander or Aleksandr (Isayevich) [al-ig-zan-der ee-sahy-uh-vich,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr ee-sah-yi-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər iˈsaɪ ə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr iˈsɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1918–2008, Russian novelist: Nobel prize 1970; in the U.S. 1974–94. Contemporary Examples Reading Bentham was a good warning but Solzhenitsyn was a better friend. Reading Prison Novels In Prison […]
- Ibn hanbal
Ahmad [ah-muh d] /ˈɑ məd/ (Show IPA), a.d. 780–855, Islamic legist and traditionist, founder of the Hanbali school of law, one of four such schools in Islam.