Aid-de-camp
Aid-de-camp Aid"-de-camp`, n.; pl. {Aids-de-camp}. . [F. aide de camp (literally) camp assistant.] (Mil.) An officer selected by a general to carry orders, also to assist or represent him in correspondence and in directing movements. [1913 Webster]

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  • aid-de-camp — /ayd deuh kamp /, n., pl. aids de camp. aide de camp. * * * …   Universalium

  • aid-de-camp — noun see aide de camp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aids-de-camp — Aid de camp Aid de camp , n.; pl. {Aids de camp}. . [F. aide de camp (literally) camp assistant.] (Mil.) An officer selected by a general to carry orders, also to assist or represent him in correspondence and in directing movements. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aide-de-camp — /ayd deuh kamp /, n., pl. aides de camp. a subordinate military or naval officer acting as a confidential assistant to a superior, usually to a general officer or admiral. Also, aid de camp. [1660 70; < F: lit., camp helper; see AID, DE, CAMP] *… …   Universalium

  • aide-de-camp — or aid de camp [ād′də kamp′] n. pl. aides de camp or aids de camp [Fr, lit., camp assistant] an officer in the army, navy, etc. serving as assistant to a superior …   English World dictionary

  • aide-de-camp — n attache, Mil. adjutant, adjutant general, deputy, aide, staff or subordinate officer, camp assistant, Chiefly U.S. aid de camp, ADC …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Aide-de-camp — A French Aide de camp (right) assisting a General of Division (centre), during the Napoleonic wars. An aide de camp (French for camp assistant) is a personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military… …   Wikipedia

  • aide-de-camp — aide, *assistant, aid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aide-de-camp — n. [Fr.] (Mil.) Aid …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Aid — Aid, n. [F. aide, OF. a[ i]de, a[ i]e, fr. the verb. See {Aid}, v. t.] 1. Help; succor; assistance; relief. [1913 Webster] An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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