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- Aid; assistance; help.
- 1880, Richard Francis Burton, Os Lusíadas, volume II, page 339:
- Since sware the Parcæ unto me, their friend, / they shall adore my name, my favour prize; / and, as their feats of armèd prowess shend / all feats of rival Rome, I lief devise / some mode of aidance in what things I may, / far as our force o'er man extendeth sway.
- 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XI, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 108:
- I hoped your aidance in mine every chance[.]