- nurse's aide.
- an aide-de-camp.
- an assistant or helper, especially a confidential one.
Origin of aide
1770–80, Americanism; < French: helper; see aid
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Examples from the Web for aide
As part of the MassEquality coalition, Marc Solomon, a former Senate aide, was working to get Bay State legislators to vote no.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality
December 30, 2014
Then she cajoled an aide, standing next to her, to provide particulars.
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a longtime disability advocate, has made HCBS a priority, a Harkin aide told The Daily Beast.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years
December 2, 2014
On Monday, there were only two issues "that should be resolved tonight," the aide said.
Nevertheless, Brian Rogers, a McCain aide pushed back against UANI, calling the Rio Tinto-Iran connection “a red herring.”McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
An aide arrived with an order to Hertford, and then he loosed his eager cavalry.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
“We ought to be in the City of Mexico in a day or two, sir,” resumed the aide.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Jeffords and the aide bided here on the heights with the Indians.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
At the usual hour, his aide, coming for orders, rapped at his door.
There was no answer, and, opening the door, the aide glanced inside.
- an assistant
- social welfare an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
- short for aide-de-camp
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Word Origin and History for aide
1777, short for aide-de-camp (1660s), French, literally "camp assistant" (see aid (n.)).
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