What does the word helpmeet mean?

Usage examples for helpmeet

  1. It is to a certain extent adulterated, sophisticated, made not so much the helpmeet, or the willing handmaid, of Art as its thrall, almost its butt. – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  2. She had been in her husband's confidence, and had been his helpmeet throughout their married life. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green