Definition of Auxiliary

1. Noun. Someone who acts as assistant.

Exact synonyms: Aide
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter
Specialized synonyms: Nurse's Aide, Nursing Aide

2. Adjective. Functioning in a supporting capacity. "The main library and its auxiliary branches"

3. Adjective. Furnishing added support. "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

Definition of Auxiliary

1. a. Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.

2. n. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.

Definition of Auxiliary

1. Adjective. Helping; giving assistance or support. ¹

2. Adjective. Supplementary or subsidiary. ¹

3. Adjective. Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances. ¹

4. Adjective. (nautical) Of a ship, having both sails and an engine. ¹

5. Adjective. (grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb. ¹

6. Noun. A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner. ¹

7. Noun. A sailing vessel equipped with an engine. ¹

8. Noun. (grammar) An auxiliary verb. ¹

9. Noun. A marching band colorguard. ¹

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Definition of Auxiliary

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Auxiliary

1. 1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise. 2. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in), a member of the allied or subsidiary force. 3. A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish. 4. A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auxiliary

auxetic growth
auxiliary (current term)
auxiliary abutment
auxiliary airfield
auxiliary bishop
auxiliary bishops
auxiliary boiler
auxiliary cell
auxiliary engine
auxiliary equipment
auxiliary language
auxiliary languages
auxiliary operation
auxiliary pump
auxiliary research submarine

Literary usage of Auxiliary

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He died in 1676, and was succeeded by the celebrated Danish convert, Nicolaus Steno, who in 1680 was obliged to leave Hanover, was made auxiliary Bishop of ..."

2. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"As it is impossible auxiliary to find the equations directly, we must seek quantities. for corresponding ones between other auxiliary quantities, ..."

3. An Analytical and Practical Grammar of the English Language by Peter Bullions (1849)
"To this class helong chiefly auxiliary and Impersonal ... Do is used as an auxiliary in the present tense, and did, in the past, to render the ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"It is indicated by the sign лл- or ,»дЕ and is clearly the Д exact opposite of the mordent, where the auxiliary note is one degree below the main note. ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"THE PEARY auxiliary EXPEDITION, 1894. THE following letter has been received by the President from Mr. Henry G. Bryant, in charge of the Peary auxiliary ..."

6. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1908)
"history, the "satellites" of history, the auxiliary subjects, the allies of history, and the offshoots or descendants of history. The antecedents of history ..."

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