aide

noun
\ ˈād How to pronounce aide (audio) \

Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant a teacher's aide specifically : a military officer who acts as an assistant to a superior officer

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Examples of aide in a Sentence

The senate office hired several congressional aides. the nurse's aide will bring you an extra pillow
Recent Examples on the Web Johnson’s longtime aide, Garnell Jamison, was indicted on the same charges. John Caniglia, cleveland, "Cleveland Councilman Kenneth Johnson indicted on federal conspiracy charges involving reimbursements from city," 23 Feb. 2021 His father found work as a mechanic; his mother, as a nurse’s aide. Author: Karen Heller, Anchorage Daily News, "After 68 years behind bars, the nation’s longest-serving juvenile lifer embraces freedom," 19 Feb. 2021 Shortly after James's report, Cuomo's top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted to hiding the state's nursing home death toll after former President Donald Trump tweeted about it, bringing attention to Cuomo's handling of them amid the pandemic. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "AOC demands investigation into alleged Andrew Cuomo cover-up of nursing home deaths," 19 Feb. 2021 The lurid fantasy of Frazzledrip refers to an imaginary video said to show Hillary Clinton and her former aide, Huma Abedin, assaulting and disfiguring a young girl, and drinking her blood. Arkansas Online, "OPINION | MICHELLE GOLDBERG: Clinton QAnon obsession," 8 Feb. 2021 The conflict grew out of the 2019 school board race in which Garcetti and Wakeland backed his longtime aide, Heather Repenning, against Jackie Goldberg. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "L.A.’s first lady, Amy Wakeland, navigates shifting political fortunes in final Garcetti years," 7 Feb. 2021 Constituents are more focused on the looming impeachment trial, said the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Josh Boak, BostonGlobe.com, "Biden warns of growing cost of delay on $1.9t economic aid plan," 30 Jan. 2021 Constituents are more focused on the looming impeachment trial, said the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Josh Boak, Star Tribune, "Biden warns of growing cost of delay on economic aid plan," 30 Jan. 2021 An aide to Trump, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss his schedule, confirmed the meeting will take place in South Florida. Editors, USA TODAY, "McCarthy to meet Trump, Challenger tragedy, GLAAD nominations: 5 things you need to know Thursday," 28 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of aide

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aide

short for aide-de-camp

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Last Updated

27 Feb 2021

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“Aide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aide. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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aide

noun
\ ˈād How to pronounce aide (audio) \

Kids Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant a teacher's aide

aide

noun
\ ˈād How to pronounce aide (audio) \

Medical Definition of aide

: a person who acts as an assistant volunteer aides psychiatric aides — see nurse aide

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