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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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An aide to Thomas Pringle, the member of Parliament who proposed the measure, said the bill had the support of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and was expected to become law. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "Ireland Moves to Divest From Fossil Fuels," 12 July 2018 Neither Horn nor Gaspar was available Thursday to comment on their letter, but an aide said that its contents represent only the opinions of its two authors and not the entire board of supervisors. Paul Sisson,, "Two county supervisors ask Tri-City to rethink mental health unit suspension," 12 July 2018 Vela has worked as an aide to a host of Democratic politicians, including former Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg and former County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Teresa Watanabe,, "L.A. Community College trustees assailed for seating a Latino man over three African American women," 12 July 2018 Bango, who was born and raised in Orlando, has more than 10 years of experience in community and government service as chief of staff for Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill, who represents Parramore, and as an aide in the Florida Senate. Annie Martin,, "Valencia and UCF name community engagement director for downtown campus," 11 July 2018 Pelosi seemed to forget Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky., name, and was reminded by an aide during the interview. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Pelosi calls questions about her leadership 'sexist'," 10 July 2018 Brett Kavanaugh, right, then an aide to independent counsel Kenneth Starr, met in 1996 with Mr. Starr, center, and deputy independent counsel John Bates. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Kavanaugh’s Past—Political and Judicial—to Fuel Confirmation Debate," 10 July 2018 Holmes, who works as an aide for Baltimore City Schools and volunteers with the Aberdeen Fire Station, will be held at Central Booking until her preliminary hearing on Aug. 2. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Woman who was driving car in which 7-year-old girl was shot is ordered held without bail," 9 July 2018 Kavanaugh also investigated the suicide of Vincent Foster, an aide to Clinton. Debbie Lord, ajc, "Who is Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court?," 9 July 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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something that serves to warn or remind

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