AskDefine | Define aide

Dictionary Definition



1 an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer [syn: adjutant, aide-de-camp]
2 someone who acts as assistant [syn: auxiliary]

User Contributed Dictionary



French aider to help.



  1. An assistant.
  2. An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.

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  • IPA:


aide (plural aides)

Extensive Definition

Aide may refer to:
  • A person who assists another; an assistant. In military contexts; an officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.
  • Aide (deity), a purported Basque deity.

See also

  • Aid, international aid
  • AID (disambiguation)
  • Aides (disambiguation)
aide in French: Aide

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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