Aide-de-camp



a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral.
Historical Examples

Though still weak and ill, he rode his horse, and took his place on the staff as aide-de-camp.
The Life of George Washington Josephine Pollard

With the nearest colonel was Lieutenant Helm, the aide-de-camp.
The Cavalier George Washington Cable

The aide-de-camp, on receiving the order, went off at a gallop, lance in hand.
The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid

He returns to the Emperor, on whose knees an aide-de-camp was unfolding a map.
The Downfall Emile Zola

The aide-de-camp jumped out and stepped briskly off in the direction indicated by the driver’s hand.
Kitty’s Conquest Charles King

There was none with him save an aide-de-camp, who stood by the door, erect and mute.
The Downfall Emile Zola

“He is the aide-de-camp of the dead Marquis,” she explained.
The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez

“My aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Burke,” replied the general, presenting me.
Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever

“We shall halt and form when we get out of this,” said an aide-de-camp.
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce

Before I had got a dozen paces from the box, an aide-de-camp overtook me.
Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever

noun (pl) aides-de-camp, aids-de-camp
a military officer serving as personal assistant to a senior ADC

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    to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire. to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate. to give help or assistance. help or support; assistance. a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary. aids, Manège. Also called natural aids. the means by which a […]

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    to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire. to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate. to give help or assistance. help or support; assistance. a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary. aids, Manège. Also called natural aids. the means by which a […]



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