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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɑ̃ːŋ] N (aides-de-camp (pl)) → edecán m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

aide-de-camp

[ˈeɪddəˈkɒm] naide m de camp
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aide-de-camp

n pl <aides-de-camp>
(Mil) → Adjutant(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

aide-de-camp

[ˌeɪddəˈkɒŋ] n (Mil) → aiutante m di campo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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