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aide

an assistant: I have so much work that I need an aide.
Not to be confused with:
aid – to help or assist: I hope you will aid me with the project.
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aide

 (ād)
n.
1. An assistant; a helper: a nurse's aide.
2. An aide-de-camp.

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

(eɪd)
n
1. an assistant
2. (Social Welfare) social welfare an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker
3. (Military) short for aide-de-camp
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aide

(eɪd)

n.
1. an assistant or helper, esp. a confidential one.
[1770–80, Amer.; < French: helper; see aid]
usage: See aid.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aide - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officeraide - 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"
2.aide - someone who acts as assistantaide - 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"
nurse's aide, nursing aide - someone who assists a nurse in tasks that require little formal training
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aide

noun assistant, supporter, deputy, attendant, helper, henchman, right-hand man, adjutant, second, helpmate, coadjutor (rare) a close aide to the prime minister
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aide

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
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Translations
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aide

[eɪd] N
1. (Mil) → edecán m
2. (Pol) → ayudante mf
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aide

[ˈeɪd] n (= person) → assistant(e) m/f
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aide

nHelfer(in) m(f); (= adviser)(persönlicher) Berater
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aide

[eɪd] n (person) → aiutante m/f (Mil) → aiutante m di campo, addetto (militare) (Pol) → consigliere/a, addetto/a
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aide

n auxiliar mf, asistente mf, ayudante mf; nurse — auxiliar de enfermería
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References in classic literature ?
Presently there came a knock upon the door and an aide entered the room.
The aide left the room and the others fell into a general conversation from which it became apparent to Tarzan that the German East African forces greatly outnumbered the British and that the latter were suffering heavily.
Impatiently he awaited the coming of the man he sought and at last he was rewarded by the reappearance of the aide who had been dispatched to fetch him accompanied by an officer of medium size with fierce, upstanding mustaches.
"Good," he said to the girl, and then to one of his aides, "Send for Major Schneider."
Two of the aides sprang for the ape-man who picked up the first and flung him in the face of the other.
"Then his aide approached the ticket collector right next to me.
An "Enlisted Aide Packet Check List," including instructions on how to submit the packet and who to submit it to, is available on the Internet at http://www.quarter-masterarmy.mildccoe/Special_Programs_Directorate/Enlisted_Aide_web_documents/EA_Packet_Instruction_Checklist.pdf.
Aides admitted their chances of winning the crucial vote tonight on a timetable motion - limiting the time for debate in the Commons - were no better than 50-50.
That would amount to about $42,000 per year for an aide who works in the home 40 hours per week and might total more than $160,000 per year for a recipient who needed aides in the home 24 hours per day.
The prime minister must appoint a new government and have it sworn in by the president before submitting a request for a vote of confidence, the aide added.
Including the aide positions, the board cut a total of $1.1 million in services from the current fiscal year - a welcome head start on the wrenching decisions that await the board later this year.
Therapy exercised me to strengthen my arm but sometimes I only had enough strength to feed myself half a meal and there was not always an aide or nurse available to help me with the rest.