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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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Success on these issues is more important than any one person, Price's downfall occurred more rapidly than that of some other top aides to Trump, who held their grip on power after evidence of ethical lapses first appeared. Amy Goldstein And Mark Berman,, "Former HHS secretary Tom Price's air travel wasted $341,000 in government funds, watchdog says," 13 July 2018 Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide to Iran’s supreme leader, was also in Moscow on Wednesday and is scheduled to meet with the Russian president Thursday. Noga Tarnopolsky,, "Netanyahu meets Putin in Russia to discuss Syria, Iran, security issues," 12 July 2018 Her active role in Simsbury politics led her to a job as executive aide to then Majority Leader and future Governor The Honorable William A O'Neill. Hartford Courant,, "Ruth M. Sharaf," 12 July 2018 Short took his White House job after serving as a senior aide to Vice President Pence during the 2016 campaign. John Wagner And Josh Dawsey,, "Marc Short, Trump’s legislative director, becomes latest senior White House aide to depart," 12 July 2018 Kavanaugh was a top aide to President George W. Bush, whom Trump loathes. Philip Elliott, Time, "Inside Donald Trump's Supreme Court Deliberations," 9 July 2018 Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator, is ready to pick up the baton and run The new acting administrator was a former senior aide for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), a key patron for Pruitt and a close friend of the administrator. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Scott Pruitt is leaving behind a toxic mess at the EPA," 6 July 2018 Recently, there have also been various reports of asking a top aide to run personal errands. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Mom confronts EPA head Scott Pruitt at DC restaurant: I want you to resign," 3 July 2018 Trump did not address North Korea's human rights offenses during his lengthy Oval Office meeting with Kim Yong Chol, a top aide to the North Korean leader, in early June. Jennifer Hansler, CNN, "Trump says he will bring up human rights with Kim Jong Un," 8 June 2018

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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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Kids Definition of aide

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


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Medical Definition of aide 

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

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