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aide

  

      n  
1    an assistant  
2      (Social welfare)   an unqualified assistant to a professional welfare worker  
3       short for       aide-de-camp  


aide-de-camp   , aid-de-camp  
      n   pl   , aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp   a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior,   (Abbrev.)    ADC  
     (C17: from French: camp assistant)  
aide-mémoire     (French)     (English)  
      n   pl   , aides-mémoire     (English)   a memorandum or summary of the items of an agreement, etc.  
     (from aider to help + mémoire memory)  
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aide

  
  
adjutant, assistant, attendant, coadjutor     (rare)   deputy, helper, helpmate, henchman, right-hand man, second, supporter  

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