Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An assistant; a helper.
  • noun An aide-de-camp.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as aide-de-camp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from aider, to aid; see aid.]

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From French aider ("to help"), from Latin adiuvō ("I help").

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