Definition of first aid in English:

first aid

noun

  • Help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available.

    ‘an expert in emergency first aid’
    [as modifier] ‘a first-aid kit’
    • ‘CPR certification is good for one year and first-aid certification is good for three years.’
    • ‘Never mind the golf bags that come with pocket watches, first-aid kits and GPS systems.’
    • ‘The first-aid people escorted my mother to an army medical van to see if she needed stitches.’
    • ‘I keep it in my first-aid kit and medicine chest; it is harmless and could help in many stressful situations.’
    • ‘No staff member had first-aid training and there was an unregistered nurse available for only three hours per day.’
    • ‘Children would also learn to perform basic first-aid techniques and take responsibility for risky situations.’
    • ‘He and Ward broke into 40 more hotel rooms to make more space for the wounded before Ward went out to search for first-aid equipment.’
    • ‘Many have emergency oxygen and first-aid kits, and have undertaken the relevant training.’
    • ‘The conference was full four days of competitions, first-aid seminars and meeting up with other campus first-aid teams.’
    • ‘Included in the campaign plan is first-aid assistance to injured victims.’
    • ‘Similar boxes are available from first-aid kit suppliers, and would work fine.’
    • ‘Afterwards, Kathy apologised to the shocked producer who allegedly required first-aid treatment on the wound left by the bite.’
    • ‘At the hospital, doctors will continue first-aid measures and protect the damaged skin with dressings.’
    • ‘The bleeding stopped in less than a minute, though standard first-aid attempts had not worked.’
    • ‘Keep medications, water, snacks, maps, an emergency kit and first-aid supplies in the vehicle.’

Pronunciation:

first aid

/ˌfərst ˈād/