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

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 An aide to Councilmember Traci Park, who represents part of the Westside, said her boss is worried about the creation of visual blight in her district, which stretches from LAX north to Pacific Palisades, and the possibility of distracted drivers. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Several aides in Paxton's office came forward in 2020, alleging that Paxton influenced employees to get involved in legal disputes that would benefit Paul and his business. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 15 Sep. 2023 Most were former Paxton aides who were suspicious of his business relationship with Paul and his romantic one with Laura Olson, who worked for Paul. Jim Vertuno,, 15 Sep. 2023 Shaheen and Warren plan to send a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asking for details on Starlink and Musk’s work in Ukraine, said a congressional aide who asked not to be named to discuss internal deliberations. Steven T. Dennis, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2023 In March, Lancaster was hired part-time as her aide and the acting assistant librarian. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 In June, a Paxton aide questioned Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s decision to cut off Paxton’s pay as the attorney general awaited the outcome of his impeachment trial. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 He was also joined by Pak Jong Chon, a top aide, and Ri Pyong Chol, commander of the Korean Peoples Army. Ellie Kaufman, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Plus, a former Trump aide is convicted for defying a subpoena, and there's a major divide on how Americans view climate change. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


short for aide-de-camp

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aide was in 1777

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Cite this Entry

“Aide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a person who acts as an assistant

Medical Definition


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

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