aide-de-camp

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aide-de-camp

 (ād′dĭ-kămp′)
n. pl. aides-de-camp
A military officer acting as secretary and confidential assistant to a superior officer of general or flag rank.

[French : aide, assistant + de, of + camp, camp.]

aide-de-camp

(ˈeɪd də ˈkɒŋ) or

aid-de-camp

n, pl aides-de-camp or aids-de-camp
(Military) a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior. Abbreviation: ADC
[C17: from French: camp assistant]

aide-de-camp

(ˈeɪd dəˈkæmp)

n., pl. aides-de-camp (ˈeɪdz-)
a subordinate military officer acting as a confidential assistant, esp. to a general or admiral.
[1660–70; < French: literally, camp helper]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officeraide-de-camp - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
adjutant general - a general's adjutant; chief administrative officer
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
Translations

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɑ̃ːŋ] N (aides-de-camp (pl)) → edecán m

aide-de-camp

[ˈeɪddəˈkɒm] naide m de camp

aide-de-camp

n pl <aides-de-camp>
(Mil) → Adjutant(in) m(f)

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɒŋ] n (Mil) → aiutante m di campo
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This was an officer who has served in Italy, Egypt, Spain and Portugal, and had occupied the dangerous position at the side of Wellington as an aid de camp at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
The Executive Officer is an Army Officer; and the Aid de Camp is a Navy administrative limited duty officer.