- 1An assistant to an important person, especially a political leader: a presidential aideMore example sentences
assistant, helper, adviser, right-hand man, attaché, adjutant, deputy, second, second in command, lieutenant, wingman, acolyte, auxiliary, companion, confidante; subordinate, junior, underling, lackey, flunkey, henchman; North American cohortNorth American • informal body man
- The nurses, anesthesiologists, medical technicians and aides who assist the surgeon are paid.
- Beside him sit two more press aides and an assistant, who also chip in if they feel matters need explaining.
- The prime minister now has relatively young and inexperienced aides in his political office.