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[ah-ee-duh] /ɑˈi də/
(italics) an opera (1871) by Giuseppe Verdi.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She would tell him that he really had not the right to ask her to meet such women as Aida and Alice.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • They needed the Bach to take away the bad taste that Aida had left in their mouths.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • Upon hearing this name Aida exclaims to herself, "My father!"

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • While he is lost in thoughts of Aida, the Princess Amneris enters.

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • And if she shrugged her shoulders at Aida for being too old, Christine did the same at Alice for being too young.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • Aida closes the scene with the same prayer to Heaven "Pieta!"

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
Aida in Culture
Aida [(eye-ee-duh)]

An opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The title character is an Ethiopian princess who loves an Egyptian warrior, Radames. He accidentally reveals Egyptian military secrets to her and is condemned to death by live burial in a tomb. Aida flees but rejoins Radames to die with him.

Note: Aida is a particularly spectacular opera, with lavish sets, costumes, and extras — actors who have no singing parts.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Aida in Technology

1. A functional dialect of Dictionary APL by M. Gfeller.
["APL Arrays and Their Editor", M. Gfeller, SIGPLAN Notices 21(6):18-27 (June 1986) and SIGAPL Conf Proc].
2. An intermediate representation language for Ada developed at the University of Karlsruhe in 1980. AIDA was merged with TCOL.Ada to form Diana.
["AIDA Introduction and User Manual", M. Dausmann et al, U Karlsruhe, Inst fur Inform II, TR Nr 38/80].
["AIDA Reference Manual", ibid, TR Nr 39/80, Nov 1980].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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