What does Assistant mean?

Definitions for Assistant
əˈsɪs təntAssis·tant

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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.

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. Austin Police Department:

    Evidence was destroyed. Why are certain documents being withheld by the city? When did the Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, City Manager, Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and Commanders know? These are the questions we want to see answered.

  2. Kevin Lewis:

    He was n’t emailing as ‘ Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik. ’ it is not department practice to provide any strategic guidance to any campaign.

  3. Gary Marcus:

    The notion was it was going to be this universal assistant that was going to help you order in a romantic dinner and get musicians to play for you and flowers delivery — way beyond what Siri can do.

  4. Major League Soccer:

    Major League Soccer has been a strong proponent of using technology in soccer where it enhances the game, and we are pleased to be among the first leagues in the world to participate in the Video Assistant Referee project, we believe the time has come for a mechanism that helps referees avoid clearly incorrect decisions that change the game.We look forward to working with The IFAB and FIFA to test video assistance for our referees.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    Zach Terwilliger has a strong record that any prosecutor would be proud of, he rose through the ranks in the Eastern District of Virginia, from summer intern to Assistant United States Attorney.

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