Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Holpen'
Holpen Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Help \Help\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Helped(Obs. imp. Holp, p.
p. Holpen; p. pr. & vb. n. Helping.] [AS. helpan; akin to
OS. helpan, D. helpen, G. helfen, OHG. helfan, Icel.
hj[=a]lpa, Sw. hjelpa, Dan. hielpe, Goth. hilpan; cf. Lith.
szelpti, and Skr. klp to be fitting.]
- To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, ``Help me scale yon balcony.'' --Longfellow.
- To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison. ``God help, poor souls, how idly do they talk!'' --Shak.
- To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object. ``To help him of his blindness.''
- Holp \Holp\, Holpen \Hol"pen\,
imp. & p. p. of Help. [Obs.] --Shak.