What does Auxiliary mean?

Definitions for Auxiliaryɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Auxiliary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aide, auxiliary(adj)

    someone who acts as assistant

  2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary(adj)

    functioning in a supporting capacity

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

  3. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary(adj)

    furnishing added support

    "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"


  1. auxiliary(Noun)

    A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.

  2. auxiliary(Noun)

    A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.

  3. auxiliary(Noun)

    An auxiliary verb.

  4. auxiliary(Noun)

    A marching band colorguard.

  5. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Helping; giving assistance or support.

  6. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Supplementary or subsidiary.

  7. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.

  8. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.

  9. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Relating to an auxiliary verb.

  10. Origin: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auxiliary(adj)

    conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops

  2. Auxiliary(noun)

    a helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise

  3. Auxiliary(noun)

    foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force

  4. Auxiliary

    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

  5. Auxiliary

    a quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae

  6. Origin: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auxiliary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auxiliary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for Auxiliary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مساعدArabic
  • спомагателен, помощник, допълнителен, спомагателен глагол, помощен, резервенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • pomocnýCzech
  • subsidiär, unterstützend, helfend, Auxiliar, hilfs-, Hilfsverb, zurückhaltendGerman
  • βοηθητικόςGreek
  • helpaEsperanto
  • auxiliar, ayudanteSpanish
  • abistav, täiendavEstonian
  • کمکیPersian
  • avustaja, avustava, lisä-, apu, apumoottorillinen, apuverbiFinnish
  • auxiliaireFrench
  • cúntachIrish
  • सहायकHindi
  • kiegészítő, kisegítő, tartalék, segédHungarian
  • օժանդակArmenian
  • helpanto, helpivo, helpiva, helpanta, helpero, helpiloIdo
  • ausiliareItalian
  • 보조Korean
  • ondersteunend, hulp-, hulpmotor, hulpwerkwoord, extra, bijkomend, reserve-, helpendDutch
  • hjelpe-, hjelpeverbNorwegian
  • pomocnicze, rezerwowe, posiłkowe, pomocniczy, pomocnicza, rezerwowy, rezerwowa, czasownik posiłkowy, posiłkowy, posiłkowaPolish
  • auxiliar, verbo auxiliarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный, помощник, вспомогательный глагол, дополнительный, запасной, ассистентRussian
  • ùsputan, príčuvnī, pòmoćnī, ȕzgrēdan, spȍredanSerbo-Croatian
  • துணைTamil
  • yardımcı, yardmcı fiilTurkish
  • معاونUrdu
  • Chinese

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