Definitions for Auxiliaryɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
aux•il•ia•ryɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.
(adj.)additional; supplementary; reserve:
an auxiliary police force.
used as a substitute or reserve in case of need:
an auxiliary power system.
(of a boat) having an engine that can be used to supplement the sails.
Category: Nautical, Navy
giving support; serving as an aid.
(n.)a person or thing that gives aid; helper.
a subsidiary organization allied with a main body of restricted membership:
the women's auxiliary.
Ref: auxiliary verb.
auxiliaries, foreign troops in the service of a nation at war.
a naval vessel, as a supply ship, designed for other than combat purposes.
Origin of auxiliary:
1595–1605; < L auxiliārius assisting <auxilium aid <auxsis, ptp. of augēre to increase, augment
someone who acts as assistant
auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary(adj)
functioning in a supporting capacity
"the main library and its auxiliary branches"
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"
A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.
An auxiliary verb.
A marching band colorguard.
Helping; giving assistance or support.
Supplementary or subsidiary.
Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
Relating to an auxiliary verb.
Origin: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.
conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops
a helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise
foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force
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
a quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae
Translations for Auxiliary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an additional helper.
- hulp, helperAfrikaans
- مُساعِد إضافيArabic
- ajudantePortuguese (BR)
- výpomocná sílaCzech
- der/die Helfer(in)German
- hjælper; assistentDanish
- auxiliar, ayudanteSpanish
- כּוֹח עֶזֶרHebrew
- pembantu tambahanIndonesian
- auka-, viðbótar-Icelandic
- pembantu tambahanMalay
- hjelper, assistentNorwegian
- výpomocná silaSlovak
- yardımcı, muavinTurkish
- 輔助者Chinese (Trad.)
- người phụ táVietnamese
- 辅助者Chinese (Simp.)
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