What does Assistant mean?

Definitions for Assistant
əˈsɪs təntas·sis·tant

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Assistant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assistant, helper, help, supporteradjective

    a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

    "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"

  2. adjunct, assistantadjective

    of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another


  1. assistantnoun

    Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.

  2. assistantnoun

    A person who assists or helps someone else.

  3. assistantnoun

    sales assistant.

  4. assistantnoun

    A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

  5. assistantadjective

    Having a subordinate or auxiliary position.

  6. Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assistantadjective

    Helping; lending aid.

    Etymology: from assist.

    Some perchance did adhere to the duke, and were assistant to him openly, or at least under hand. Matthew Hale, Com. Law of Engl.

  2. Assistantnoun

    Etymology: from assist.

    Some young towardly noblemen or gentlemen were usually sent as assistants or attendants, according to the quality of the persons. Francis Bacon, Advice to Sir George Villiers.

    The pale assistants on each other star’d,
    With gaping mouths for issuing words prepar’d. Dryden.


  1. assistant

    An assistant is a person who helps or aids another, typically in a job or task. This assistance could involve administrative duties, making arrangements, or carrying out specific tasks to help achieve certain objectives. An assistant may also act as a deputy, taking on the responsibilities of the primary person when they are absent or unavailable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistantadjective

    helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary

  2. Assistantadjective

    of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon

  3. Assistantnoun

    one who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help

  4. Assistantnoun

    an attendant; one who is present

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of assister.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. assistant

    In the English army, is the third grade in any particular branch of the staff, such as the quartermaster-general’s or adjutant-general’s. After the principal comes the deputy and then the assistant. In the United States it is the second grade in the staff branches of the army.

Editors Contribution

  1. assistant

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, training, awareness to perform their job title, role and responsibility to provide support in a business.

    Assistant roles are within retail, schools and other organizations.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4590

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Nouns Frequency: #1495

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Assistant' in Adjectives Frequency: #673

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assistant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assistant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Assistant in a Sentence

  1. Rod Ponton:

    My assistant here, she’s trying to, but I’m prepared to go forward with it, i’m here live. I’m not a cat.

  2. Jesse Hernandez:

    BOY, 13, FOUND ALIVE AFTER FALLING INTO LOS ANGELES DRAINAGE DITCH' MAZE' The children ran to the adults, who called 911 as Jesse was fighting to stay alive in the fast-moving sewage. Rescuers used cameras propped on flotation devices to locate the boy. They finally spotted handprints on a sewage pipe that eventually led them to Jesse’s location. The first thing they heard was' Help !' said Adel Hagekhalil, assistant general manager of the sanitation department. Adel Hagekhalil caught onto the hose and was reeled back up.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger has a strong record that any prosecutor would be proud of, justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger rose through the ranks in the Eastern District of Virginia, from summer intern to Assistant United States Attorney who made a name for Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger successfully prosecuting MS-13 members, Bloods members, and firearm offenders and putting them behind bars.

  4. ashima:

    Am I hot? I asked. Google Assistant replied - You are just the right temperature.. At least someone has intelligence, even though it is artificial!

  5. Shane Beamer:

    He made some changes at the line of scrimmage, saw some 1-on-1 coverage and being able to take advantage of it. The thing with him, he’s just so poised and confident, calm, poised and cool at all times. He has everything under control. He continues to get better. The fact of the matter is he was a graduate assistant less than a month ago, and he has started and won two college football games.

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