aide aide  /ˈeɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
  2. (n) someone who acts as assistant

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The aide says Powells view of the matter is, I did what my heart told me to do.
  2. A former Saddam aide who is close to insurgents in Anbar province, west of Baghdad, agrees.
  3. The aide tried to joke.

News

  1. Quan's aide appointed to Oakland school board

    Quan's aide appointed to Oakland school board Washington, 42, was appointed by the board to fill a vacancy that will be created on July 1, when board member Gary Yee becomes the acting superintendent. Washington, whose children just finished kindergarten and third grade at Montclair Elementary School, said she is still discussing with Quan how to handle both roles.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Aide Clarifies Weiner’s Claim on Coining of ‘Obamacare’

    Anthony D. Weiner, a candidate for New York City mayor, said in an interview that he had come up with the term, but an aide later said that Mr. Weiner meant he was the first on the left to embrace it unapologetically.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Top aide to Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas detained by organized crime unit

    PRAGUE -- Police from the Czech Republic's organized crime unit on Thursday detained a senior aide to Prime Minister Petr Necas, local media reported, in raids on several government offices that were confirmed by police and ministry officials.Necas himself was visited by the head of the police unit and two state attorneys, Interior Minister Jan Kubice told parliament, but the purpose of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "With the hearing rapidly approaching, the Committee has just now received, late this Friday afternoon, another delivery of documents from Ms. Kagan's time as a senior aide to President Clinton," said Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), in a statement....
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: The BLT: Blog of Legal Times

  2. "This is a win for Jennifer Brunner's partisan efforts to aide the Democrat turnout strategy," said Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett in a statement.
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Robert Bennett Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I got to know Andrew as a legislative aide in my office, and before he left we met and talked about his plans," Romney said in a statement. "He was driven by a desire to serve, first as part of our team and then as a member of the military....
    on May 15, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

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