Definitions for Assistantəˈsɪs tənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•sis•tantəˈsɪs tənt(n.)

  1. a person who gives aid and support; helper.

  2. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; aide; adjutant.

  3. something that aids and supplements another.

  4. a faculty member in a college or university ranking below an instructor.

    Category: Education

  5. (adj.)assisting; helpful.

  6. serving in an immediately subordinate position; of secondary rank.

Origin of assistant:

1400–50; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assistant, helper, help, supporter(adj)

    a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

    "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

  2. adjunct, assistant(adj)

    of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. assistant(noun)əˈsɪs tənt

    sb who helps a person in a senior position

    an assistant to the director

  2. assistant(adjective)əˈsɪs tənt

    just below the rank of

    an assistant manager


  1. assistant(Noun)

    Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.

  2. assistant(Noun)

    A person who assists or helps someone else.

  3. assistant(Noun)

    sales assistant.

  4. assistant(Noun)

    A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

  5. assistant(Adjective)

    Having a subordinate or auxiliary position.

  6. Origin: From assistant, from assister.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistant(adj)

    helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary

  2. Assistant(adj)

    of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon

  3. Assistant(noun)

    one who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help

  4. Assistant(noun)

    an attendant; one who is present

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4590

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Nouns Frequency: #1495

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Adjectives Frequency: #673

Translations for Assistant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who assists; a helper

a laboratory assistant; (also adjective) an assistant headmaster.

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