in aid of - definition and synonyms

phrase British
  1. 1
    if an event is in aid of an organization or group, it is held to make money to help that organization or group

    a concert in aid of victims of the war

    The sale was in aid of the local hospital.

  2. 2
    spoken used for asking what something is for or why something is happening

    What are all these boxes in aid of?

See also main entry: aid