Definitions for ancillaryˈæn səˌlɛr i; esp. Brit. ænˈsɪl ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•cil•lar•yˈæn səˌlɛr i; esp. Brit. ænˈsɪl ə ri(adj.; n.)(pl.)-lar•ies.

  1. (adj.)subordinate; subsidiary.

  2. auxiliary; assisting.

  3. (n.)something that serves in an ancillary capacity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of ancillary:

1660–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. ancillary(Noun)

    Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter.

  2. ancillary(Noun)

    An auxiliary; a subordinate.

  3. ancillary(Adjective)

    Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ancillary(adj)

    subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary

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