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

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Hicks was one of five aides formally subpoenaed by the committee - which is probing the obstruction question, among other issues. Anchorage Daily News, "Former White House aide Hicks agrees to testify to House panel investigating Trump," 12 June 2019 One of the Democratic aides said that while court action against Barr is on hold pursuant to the deal, the Judiciary Committee still intends to ask a judge to order McGahn to testify. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "House Dems, Justice reach deal on Mueller materials," 10 June 2019 One of the Democratic aides said that while court action against Barr is on hold pursuant to the deal, the Judiciary Committee still intends to ask a judge to order McGahn to testify. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "House Democrats reach deal with Justice Department to review Mueller materials," 10 June 2019 In Philadelphia, Udoka will move up the bench to serve as the top aide to Brown, a Spurs assistant himself until 2013. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs Notebook: Spurs to face Suns in Mexico City," 7 June 2019 The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, the party officials said. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Google’s appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO," 5 Dec. 2018 The turnover of top aides at his White House has also made history. CBS News, "Trump says "that I don't know" when asked if John Kelly is leaving," 29 June 2018 But those huddles have been more hush-hush, disclosed through aides dishing anonymously. Bill Barrow, The Seattle Times, "Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance in 2020 Democratic scramble," 20 May 2019 Robert Baratheon was gored by a boar after his young Lannister aide gave him spiked wine. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, "The Real People Who Inspired Game of Thrones," 10 Apr. 2019

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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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The first known use of aide was in 1777

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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's aide

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