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helpmate

[ help-meyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF helpmate

Synonyms for helpmate

  • aide
  • assistant
  • companion
  • husband
  • mate
  • partner
  • wife
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Antonyms for helpmate

  • enemy
  • foe
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELPMATE

She had been fashioned to be his helpmate, as surely as if she had been made of the same bone.

The parson in his silk cassock, and his helpmate in brown damask.

But her life was busy and earnest; she was helpmate, not in name only, to an ever busy man.

In all this his wife is his helpmate, his mother his inspiration.

I could never have applied to her the homely but significant name of helpmate.

Oh, I am delighted that your pious heart has found so congenial a helpmate!

Young as he was he had wisdom to know the right meaning of the word "helpmate."

Where so true a helpmate for him as the one to whom his mind appealed?

His helpmate did anything but console him during his imprisonment in the Tower.

And such was the effect of the music on his helpmate that she came and kissed him.

WORD ORIGIN

"companion," 1715, altered from helpmeet, a ghost word, from the Biblical translation of Latin adjutorium simile sibi [Gen. ii:18] as "an help meet (i.e. fit) for him" (Hebrew 'ezer keneghdo), which already by 1673 was being printed as help-meet and mistaken for one word.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HELPMATE

assistant

nounhelper

better halves

nounpartner in marriage
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