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
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile the young aide-de-camp reached, not without difficulty, the only wooden house still left standing in Studzianka.
said the aide-de-camp, recognizing a friend by the tones of his voice.
Fearfully rich, handsome, great connections, an aide-de-camp, and with all that a very nice, good-natured fellow.
he called, and he went into the next room where he promptly came across and aide-de-camp of his acquaintance and dropped into conversation with him about an actress and her protector.
He might easily become aide-de-camp to the Emperor.
The First Consul, who listened for Rapp's step in the adjoining salon, opened the door suddenly, and found his aide-de-camp close to the wall of the cabinet.
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
The Emperor Nicholas Pavlovich (Nicholas I) had noticed him while he was still at the College, and continued to take notice of him in the regiment, and it was on this account that people predicted for him an appointment as aide-de-camp to the Emperor.
Then the general sent me back the letter by an aide-de-camp, informing me that if I were found the next day within the circumscription of his command, he would have me arrested.
To all my letters, my lord; and the aide-de-camp had known me at St.
It is not necessary, Raoul, that your duty as aide-de-camp should lead you into too hazardous enterprises.
No, no," said Athos, "an aide-de-camp ought not thus to quit his general.