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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aide-de-camp.
  • n. An assistant; a helper: a nurse's aide. See Synonyms at assistant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An assistant.
  • n. An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as aide-de-camp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who acts as assistant
  • n. an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

Etymologies

French, from aider, to aid; see aid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French aider ("to help"), from Latin adiuvō ("I help"). (Wiktionary)

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