\ 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 Pelosi prepares for a press conference on December 5 as an aide looks on. Time, "'We've Upped the Ante.' Why Nancy Pelosi Is Going All in Against Trump," 9 Jan. 2020 What Trump said the night of the attack Trump huddled with national security aides late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, officials said, in part to prepare his remarks on the way forward with Iran. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Trump warns Iran but says US 'ready to embrace peace with all who seek it'," 8 Jan. 2020 Starting Thursday, a show hosted by Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump national security aide, will be broadcast during the time slot, the station said in its statement. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "Colorado radio host: 'Nice school shooting' would be good distraction from impeachment," 19 Dec. 2019 The story of Bloke Clonks Into Other Bloke’s Hand was reported by some of Britain’s most prominent journalists, including senior political editors and correspondents at the BBC, as a Labour-supporting protester punching a Tory aide in the face. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Britons to Decide Whether to Prolong Tories’ Carnival of Austerity," 12 Dec. 2019 Frohberg had been with an aide at the Olive Garden, 41 Hazard Ave. Christine Dempsey,, "Reward offered for information leading to missing Suffield woman," 25 Nov. 2019 Two top national security aides testified Tuesday morning in the House impeachment hearings of Republican President Trump., "Here’s what you missed so far Tuesday:," 19 Nov. 2019 Saud al-Qahtani, an aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the most senior official implicated in the plot to kill Khashoggi, was investigated but cleared of wrongdoing. Washington Post, "Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Turkish consulate," 23 Dec. 2019 Jennifer Williams, an aide in the vice president’s office, testified that the State Department had informed Colonel Vindman of this. Edward Wong, New York Times, "Officials Discussed Hold on Ukraine Aid After Trump Spoke With Country’s Leader," 21 Dec. 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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Last Updated

12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aide.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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 aide

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