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

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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"


  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

  2. Origin: [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.]

Translations for ancillary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • помощен, спомагателенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • sekundær, underordnetDanish
  • zusatz-, hilfs-, neben-German
  • subordinado, secundario, criado, accesorio, ayudante, auxiliar, apoyo, subordinadaSpanish
  • apuväline, avustava, apu, apulainen, tuki, toissijainen, tukeva, alainenFinnish
  • subordonné, secondaire, employé de maison, serviteur, domestique, aide à la personne, auxiliaire, ancillaire, boy, accessoireFrench
  • subordinato, secondario, servo, domestico, ausiliareItalian
  • ondergschikt, ondersteunendDutch
  • pomocniczy, pomocnikPolish
  • subordinado, auxiliar, ancilário, auxiliário, secundário, ancilarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный, дополнительный, деталь, подсобный, подчинённыйRussian
  • underordnad, sekundärSwedish
  • yardımcı, taliTurkish
  • مُعاوِنUrdu

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