aide vs aid : Common Errors in English

About aide vs aid

In American English, a personal assistant is usually an aide (nurse’s aide, presidential aide) but an inanimate object or process is always an aid (hearing aid, first aid).

aide Meaning(s)

  • (n) an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
  • (n) someone who acts as assistant

aid Meaning(s)

  • (n) a resource
  • (n) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  • (n) money to support a worthy person or cause
  • (n) the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
  • (v) give help or assistance; be of service
  • (v) improve the condition of

aide in News

  1. Former Ficano aide, 41, starts process to collect $96K a year pension for life

    A former top aide to Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano is barely in his 40s and poised to collect a pension that will pay him nearly $100,000 per year for the rest of his life.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Detroit News

  2. Corbett aide stresses work on Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Tom Corbett's top human services aide says she'll meet with a federal health care official as she hopes to find a way to expand Medicaid that can get agreement from her boss, the federal government and state...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WTRF Wheeling

  3. Mayor's aide accused of inappropriate conduct, city investigating

    An aide to Mayor Charlie Hales is being accused of making inappropriate comments and crude gestures toward a co-worker.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: FOX 12 Oregon

aid in News

  1. Feds deny aid request after Texas blasts

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied additional aid tied to deadly explosions at a Texas fertilizer plant, a decision ripped Wednesday by local and state officials who accused President Barack Obama of having "gone against his word."
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN

  2. Rite Aid in city to offer free wellness checks

    Rite Aid will offer free health screenings from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its newly remodeled store at 3013 Monroe St. in Toledo.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Toledo Blade

  3. Rite Aid to Release First Quarter Results on June 20

    Rite Aid Corporation said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2014 First Quarter, which ended June 1, 2013, on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The company will hold an analyst call at 8:30 a.m.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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