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

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ancillary

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:


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

Anagrams of ancillary

  1. cranially


Find a translation for the ancillary definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ancillary definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ancillary." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for ancillary?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ancillary: