nurse's aide
noun Date: 1943 a worker who assists trained nurses in a hospital by performing unspecialized services (as giving baths)

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  • nurse's aide — n. pl. nurses aides, nurses aides a nursing assistant, as in a hospital or nursing home, who takes care of the basic needs of patients, including bathing, feeding, and, sometimes, taking temperatures: sometimes sp. nurse s aid …   English World dictionary

  • nurse's aide — n a worker who assists trained nurses in a hospital by performing general services (as making beds or giving baths) …   Medical dictionary

  • nurse's aide — nurse′ s aide′ n. a person who assists professional nurses, as in a hospital, by performing such routine tasks as making beds and serving meals • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • nurse's aide — noun someone who assists a nurse in tasks that require little formal training • Syn: ↑nursing aide • Hypernyms: ↑aide, ↑auxiliary * * * noun : a worker who assists trained nurses in a hospital by performing nonspecialized services (as making beds …   Useful english dictionary

  • nurse's aide — a person who assists professional nurses, as in a hospital, by performing such routine tasks as making beds and serving meals. * * * …   Universalium

  • nurse'saide — nurse s aide (nûrʹsĭz) n. pl. nurses aides A person who assists nurses at a hospital or other medical facility in tasks requiring little or no formal training or education. * * * …   Universalium

  • aide — ād n a person who acts as an assistant <volunteer aides> <psychiatric aides> see NURSE S AIDE …   Medical dictionary

  • nurse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. attendant, nursemaid, nanny (inf.). See safety. v. i. foster, tend, serve, cherish; suckle, give suck; entertain, manage. See remedy. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [One who cares for the sick] Syn. attendant …   English dictionary for students

  • nurse — n 1. registered nurse, R.N., practical nurse, licensed practical nurse, L.P.N., private nurse, head nurse, Brit. sister; male nurse, orderly, hospital attendant; nurse s aide, Sl. candystriper. 2. dry nurse, governess, nursemaid, nurserymaid,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aide — aid, aide An aid is someone who helps (in various ways), whereas an aide denotes either of two more specific functions: (1) short for aide de camp, a high ranking officer in the armed services • (Brigadier Monson summoned his five closest aides… …   Modern English usage

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