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variant of helio- before a vowel:


a combining form representing helicopter, in compound words:
helidrop; helilift; helitaxi.
Origin of heli-2
by analysis of helicopter as heli- (an assumed combining form with -i-) + -copter; cf. copter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I want to know, when you write, what heli is doing; and now I am away from home you will take great care of all the children.

    Notable Women Of Modern China Margaret E. Burton
  • For a week, about all Nelsen did was ride along with Huth in the heli.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • The divines feeling this to be a difficulty, have kindly invented a statement that heli was the father of Mary.

    A Few Words About the Devil Charles Bradlaugh
  • Next to him succeeded his son heli, who reigned forty years.

  • For a week we lived on the mesa at Walpi in the house of heli.

  • And heli heard the noise of the cry, and he said: What meaneth the noise of this uproar?

  • The wickedness of the sons of heli: for which they are not duly corrected by their father.

  • And he said to heli: I am he that came from the battle, and have fled out of the field this day.

  • That Joseph was legal successor to the throne of David, when heli, his father, was not.

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • "Have someone place that ship for me," he ordered, jerking a thumb back toward his heli.

    Final Weapon Everett B. Cole
British Dictionary definitions for heli


combining form
helicopter: heliport
Word Origin
C20: shortened from helicopter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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heli in the Bible

elevation, father of Joseph in the line of our Lord's ancestry (Luke 3:23).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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