aide

noun
\ ˈād \

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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After outsized Internet backlash following an unfortunate tweet Roseanne Barr wrote about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett (who is black), ABC caved to the foaming Twitterati and pulled the plug on her show. Nicole Silverberg, GQ, "Op-Ed: An Intellectual's Defense of Roseanne," 30 May 2018 Following Barr’s racist tweet calling former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett an ape, the network swiftly canceled the hit reboot. Niki Mcgloster, Essence.com, "The Quick Read: Shonda Rhimes Says Roseanne Barr Got Exactly What She Deserves," 30 May 2018 On its best-staffed days, Beechtree had one aide for every eight residents, while on its lowest-staffed days the ratio was 1-to-18. Jordan Rau, Washington Post, "‘Like A Ghost Town’: Erratic Nursing Home Staffing Revealed Through New Records," 13 July 2018 Trump asked aides afterward whether McConnell's worries about Kavanaugh were correct. Ashley Parker And Robert Costa, chicagotribune.com, "Inside Trump's sometimes wavering decision on Brett Kavanaugh," 11 July 2018 Pruitt was accused of spending extravagantly on travel and security, asking aides to run personal errands and accepting favorable terms for the rental of a condo owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "7 ways Scott Pruitt's legacy at EPA will live on," 6 July 2018 Pruitt, a former Oklahoma state attorney general, was accused of spending extravagantly on travel and security, asking aides to run personal errands and accepting favorable terms for the rental of a condo owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Bevin pays up, Scott Pruitt is out, it's hot: Things to know Friday," 6 July 2018 Pruitt also reportedly asked aides and assistants to use their personal credit cards when booking hotels. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Scott Pruitt Reportedly Tried to Get Aides to Find His Wife a $200,000 Job," 3 July 2018 In that first meeting they'll be joined only by translators, a break from standard practice of having at least one aide present for high-stakes huddles. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Trump, Kim set to meet for historic summit," 11 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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aide

noun
\ ˈād \

Kids Definition of aide

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

aide

noun
\ ˈād \

Medical Definition of aide 

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

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