a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral.
Early in May Washington was made an aid-de-camp to the general.
History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia Charles Campbell
“Place him in a chair, then,” said the aid-de-camp, for such he was.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851 Various
The youngest, the Duke de Chartres, was carried in the arms of an aid-de-camp.
Louis Philippe John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
I remember exactly how he looked; he had his aid-de-camp with him.
The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
The emperor received graciously the aid-de-camp of the vanquished general.
History of the Expedition to Russia Count Philip de Segur
During this silence, the aid-de-camp stood in expectation of orders.
The Spy J. Fenimore Cooper
This chief rapidly promoted him to the offices of physician to the forces, aid-de-camp, and colonel.
Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence Various
Frederick the Great kept an aid-de-camp for this purpose, and, poor fellow!
Health John Brown
So the name of the young general’s friend and aid-de-camp was Samuel Augustus Barker.
St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886 Various
On the breaking-up of the council, Napoleon said to him, “You are my aid-de-camp.”
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake
noun (pl) aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp
a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior ADC
- Aid climbing
noun (mountaineering) climbing that employs mechanical devices (aids) to accomplish difficult manoeuvres (artificial moves) Also called peg climbing, pegging, artificial climbing
a military medical corpsman trained to provide initial emergency treatment.
- Aid station
a medical installation located in a forward or isolated position in the field for providing routine or emergency medical treatment to the troops. Contemporary Examples Larson told Bundermann that they needed cover fire before they could make a run for it and try to bring Mace to the aid station. Ty Carter Awarded Medal of […]
(italics) an opera (1871) by Giuseppe Verdi. a female given name. Contemporary Examples That the meeting with Kerry took place in the “Aida” hall of the Marriott Hotel seemed somehow appropriate. Egyptians to John Kerry: Stop Backing Dictators Gameela Ismail March 8, 2013 This article was adapted from one originally written by Aida Qajar for […]