from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aide-de-camp.
- n. An assistant; a helper: a nurse's aide. See Synonyms at assistant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An assistant.
- n. An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as aide-de-camp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who acts as assistant
- n. an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
French, from aider, to aid; see aid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French aider ("to help"), from Latin adiuvō ("I help"). (Wiktionary)