What does aide-de-camp mean?

Definitions for aide-de-campˈeɪd dəˈkæmp; ˈeɪdz-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp(noun)

    an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer


  1. aide-de-camp(Noun)

    A military officer who serves as an adjutant to a higher ranking officer, prince or other high political dignitary.

    Unlike the orderly or batman, a humble low-ranking servant, an aide-de-camp is often a general, who before the institution of the chief of staff could hold a similar position to his chief.

  2. Origin: itself from aide 'aide' + de 'of' camp '(military) camp'


  1. Aide-De-Camp

    An aide-de-camp is a personal assistant, secretary, or adjutant to a person of high rank, usually a senior military officer or a head of state. The first aide-de-camp is typically the foremost personal aide. In some countries, the aide-de-camp is considered to be a title of honor, and participates at ceremonial functions. The badge of office for an aide-de-camp is usually the aiguillette, a braided cord in gold or other colors, worn on the shoulder of a uniform. Whether it is worn on the left or the right shoulder is dictated by protocol.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aide-de-camp

    ād′-de-kong, n. an officer who carries the orders of a general on the field, and brings him intelligence:—pl. Aides′-de-camp. [Fr., assistant on the field.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aide-de-camp in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aide-de-camp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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