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1. An assistant; a helper: a nurse's aide.
2. An aide-de-camp.
[French, from aider, to aid; see aid.]
1. an assistant
2. (Social Welfare) social welfare an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
3. (Military) short for aide-de-camp
1. an assistant or helper, esp. a confidential one.
[1770–80, Amer.; < French: helper; see aid]
usage: See aid.
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|Noun||1.||aide - 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
|2.||aide - someone who acts as assistant |
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"