1. 1〔救助〕(a) help, (a) rescue;〔救済〕relief
    • 助けを求める
    • ask for help
    • 助けが間に合わず子供は溺死した
    • The child drowned, help [the rescue team] having arrived too late.
    • 助けを求める難民が海上を漂流していた
    • Refugees seeking relief were adrift on the sea.
  1. 2〔助力〕help; aid; assistance(▼aid, assistanceは改まった語)
    • きっと彼はあなたの助けになると思う
    • I'm sure he will be of some help to you.
    • その子は助けを借りずには洋服が着られない
    • The child can't dress without help [assistance].
    • 看護師の助けを借りてようやく起き上がった
    • He managed to sit up 「supported by [with the help of] the nurse.
  1. 助け舟1〔船〕a lifeboat; a rescue boat
  2. 助け舟2〔助力〕help
    • 彼が一言二言助け舟を出してくれた
    • He put in a few words to help me out.