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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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Democrats’ willingness to threaten a government shutdown over the issue, one Democratic aide said, will depend in part on whether Mr. Trump continues or escalates his attacks on Mr. Mueller’s investigation. Sadie Gurman And Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Democrats Tie Support for Spending Bill to Mueller Probe," 25 Nov. 2018 Founder Emily Moreno, who is also a former aide to Senator Marco Rubio, confirmed the data exposure issue to TechCrunch today. Bridget Read, Vogue, "DonaldDaters, a Dating App for Trump Supporters, Launches—And Then Leaks Its Users’ Data," 16 Oct. 2018 One concept revolved around Michael Kelly's Doug Stamper, the curmudgeonly-yet-loveable political aide to the Underwoods, written by executive producer Eric Roth. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "House of Cards Season 6: Everything You Need to Know," 15 Oct. 2018 Only by midday did aides say Trump had made his final selection. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "How a behind-the-scenes battle of Trump advisers ended with Kavanaugh as Supreme Court pick," 10 July 2018 Topping the list of contenders is Judson True, the longtime aide to Assemblyman David Chiu. Matier & Ross,, "Highways considered for carpool lanes in and out of SF," 9 July 2018 Muslim voters, in particular, most of whom back Labour, may be put off by the party’s liberal approach to trans issues, worries one aide. The Economist, "A culture war comes to Westminster," 5 July 2018 Many railroads, however, didn’t seem to start taking the issue seriously until the 2015 deadline approached, Democratic and Republican aides said. Jason Laughlin,, "After Philly crash, railroads got more time to install a key safety system. Three years later, some still lag behind," 3 July 2018 Two senior aides tell O'Keefe GOP leadership had no formal heads up from the White House. CBS News, "What caused Trump to reverse course on family separation?," 20 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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