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aide

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
chief
▪ Larry Foster, chief council aide, said Hale was ordered to appear before the committee next Monday.
close
▪ Burbulis, one of Yeltsin's closest aides, was immediately appointed head of a group of presidential advisors.
▪ Some of his closest aides have been handpicked from the pharmaceutical sector.
▪ Mr Yeltsin has instructed his closest aides to present their own plan, guaranteeing strong presidential rule.
▪ The latest row arises from an apparent attempt by his closest aide to silence one of the pollsters.
▪ The two-hour trip, complete with bodyguards and close aides, was conducted in secrecy.
congressional
▪ But the Senate is not likely to act on the bill this year, according to congressional aides.
▪ To get any work done, Gray had to go hunting for congressional aides.
democratic
▪ A senior Democratic aide said it was virtually certain that Democrats would push for censure.
▪ A Democratic Capitol Hill aide said it's too early to tell whether Congress will go along with the proposal.
longtime
▪ Johnson, a longtime aide to former Arizona Gov.
▪ Brown hired longtime aide Eleanor Johns as executive assistant to the mayor, and named campaign scheduler Whitney Schwartz as appointments secretary.
▪ Johnson, for example, was a longtime Mecham aide.
military
▪ Joe wanted to get an army commission so he could serve his mentor as military aide.
presidential
▪ On March 7 the official news agency Tass reported the appointment of Georgy Ostroumov as a presidential aide.
royal
▪ A Royal aide on the marriage of Charles and Diana.
senior
▪ His senior aides are convinced they can speed up the Maastricht ratification process to meet the new deadline.
▪ Boris Fyodorov survived the attack and returned to accuse senior Kremlin aides of siphoning cash out of the fund.
▪ In announcing the decision, Clinton and senior aides claimed a major diplomatic victory for the administration.
▪ Another casualty was Gordon Ashworth, a senior aide to Peterson, who resigned over money paid to redecorate his house.
▪ A senior Democratic aide said it was virtually certain that Democrats would push for censure.
▪ First, a media sting operation caught several senior government aides taking bribes from arms dealers.
top
▪ The president has been known to circle something in a letter and pass it on to a top aide or Cabinet secretary.
▪ Jay Heiler, a council member and a top aide of Gov.
white
▪ A team of White House aides has crafted a series of proposals, including convening a commission or a White House conference.
▪ When Jones sought an apology, a White House aide, supposedly speaking for Clinton, said the incident never happened.
▪ Several White House aides have already been forced to resign because of the travel office and Whitewater.
▪ In effect, White House aides were assigned to tell reporters the innermost secrets of the Administration.
▪ Two colored aides and a white aide with curly blond hair walk us over to the Main Building.
▪ Other former White House aides have reached a similar conclusion.
▪ Clinton would support language banning the abortion technique as an elective procedure, another White House aide said.
■ NOUN
campaign
▪ Yesterday a campaign aide for Mr Milburn said the Labour candidate arrived as the whole situation was being resolved.
▪ Dole and his retinue of campaign aides and national reporters journeyed to former Sen.
dole
▪ It is not the safe strategy that some Dole aides preferred.
former
▪ Crowley, a former aide to Nixon, kept a record of his many conversations with her.
▪ Hayworth calls Owens, a former aide to then-Sen.
house
▪ Several White House aides have already been forced to resign because of the travel office and Whitewater.
▪ Many White House aides were decidedly unenthusiastic about the event when they realized how public it would be.
▪ In effect, White House aides were assigned to tell reporters the innermost secrets of the Administration.
▪ Which House aides said it might take several days to reach a conclusion about what caused the explosion.
press
▪ So reveals a piece by a former Kinnock press aide in yesterday's Times.
▪ His wife, Regina, accused him of having had an affair with former press aide Valerie Taliman and ignoring his family.
▪ If he is going to see them, Earl Bush, the press aide, will brief him on likely questions.
■ VERB
accord
▪ But the Senate is not likely to act on the bill this year, according to congressional aides.
▪ Netanyahu told his Cabinet, according to aides, that he would not agree to either.
▪ Clinton, according to aides who have spoken with him, thinks that most presidents fall into three categories.
▪ He has promised to campaign with Dole occasionally, according to aides.
▪ Barbour canceled a scheduled trip to Atlanta on Wednesday to be available for an announcement, according to campaign aides.
ask
▪ Afterward, Brown asked an aide for some coffee.
▪ He asked an aide for the number.
▪ Every year, he reviews the staff and then asks two aides to assess his performance.
say
▪ Even White House sources said some aides were deeply troubled by the coffee and believe it should not have occurred.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a nurse's aide
▪ Amelia went to work as a nurse's aide in the children's wing of the hospital.
▪ An aide confirmed this week that the President will not be running for re-election.
▪ Anderson has worked as an aide to the mayor for three years.
▪ As a teacher's aide, I help watch the children and run errands for the teacher.
▪ White House aides denied the report.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Bernstein was trying to explain his headline problems to Ruby when Gerstein strode past with a retinue of aides.
▪ In 1972 his own principle aide, General Oufkir, who ruled the country in the king's name attempted a coup.
▪ These will be resolved or abandoned in the course aide time, and in the meantime will have no moral standing.
▪ Two colored aides and a white aide with curly blond hair walk us over to the Main Building.
Wikipedia

Aide (deity)

Aide was the Basque numenistic deity of the air. She could manifest herself in both good (gentle breeze) and evil (storm wind) forms.

Category:Basque and Iberian deities Category:Sky and weather goddesses Category:Wind deities

AIDE

AIDE can refer to:

  • Alliance of Independent Democrats in Europe, a former political party at European level
  • Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment, an intrusion detection software package
WordNet

aide

  1. n. 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]

Wiktionary

aide

n. 1 An assistant. 2 (context military English) An officer who acts as assistant to a more senior one; an aide-de-camp.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

aide

1777, short for aide-de-camp (1660s), which is French and means "camp assistant" (see aid (n.)).

Usage examples of "aide".

Dogal and Alder as his aides and lieutenants, but did not replace his captains.

His new press secretary, Michele Davis, who had been a top aide to House Majority Leader Dick Armey, said he should craft a few things he wanted to say in interviews, say them, and make the rest off the record.

SECOND AIDE Your Majesty, We have borne them back through Aspern village-street And Essling is recovered.

Class A uniform, wearing a green beanie, with the rope of an aide hanging from his epaulets, was this familiar-looking lieutenant, an aviator.

The ugly living room, the bedrooms stuffed with bureaus and chairs and blankets and pillows, an aide leaning out of the nursing station talking to Polly, the white chalk in its dish below the blackboard waiting for us to sign ourselves in: home again.

This time, the worried gaze belonged to her trusted aide, Blee, who seemed obviously unable to mask any inner turmoil in her expression.

Boots left the dining room, and Michael heard someone ask Blok about his new aide.

The Determinists and the Absolutists were all but going at each other with knives, and the two most talented designers had been literally having tea with each other as two of their aides met in the hall in a set-to that other aides had had to break up by main force.

There was a moment of ominous silence before one, braver than the others, opened the door to reveal Talcoran and Drust, his aide.

A crowd of aides, Endents, and Legates, all wearing insignia that clearly displayed their seniority and their closeness to the Protector, jostled for position.

The only Pole on the committee was an expatriate journalist named Leonard Chodzko, who had served as an aide to Lafayette during and after the July Revolution.

AIDE To France, And to posterity through fineless time, Must you then answer for so foul a blow Against the common weal!

Where the Dark Ones had dragged Aide away, captive, and the Guards of Gae had rescued her on the edge of the chasm.

Once his aide brought the proper insignia for an engineering warrant officer, the tunic would do as well for Gamelan Bandur as it had for Jos Metadi.

At a short distance from the place where this scene had occurred I met a Neapolitan named Maliterni, a lieutenant-colonel and aide to the Prince de Condo, commander-in-chief of the French army.