What does Auxiliary mean?

Definitions for Auxiliaryɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Auxiliary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aide, auxiliary(adj)

    someone who acts as assistant

  2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary(adj)

    functioning in a supporting capacity

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

  3. 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. auxiliary(Noun)

    A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.

  2. auxiliary(Noun)

    A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.

  3. auxiliary(Noun)

    An auxiliary verb.

  4. auxiliary(Noun)

    A marching band colorguard.

  5. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Helping; giving assistance or support.

  6. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Supplementary or subsidiary.

  7. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.

  8. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.

  9. auxiliary(Adjective)

    Relating to an auxiliary verb.

  10. Origin: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auxiliary(adj)

    conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops

  2. Auxiliary(noun)

    a helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise

  3. Auxiliary(noun)

    foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force

  4. Auxiliary

    a verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish

  5. Auxiliary

    a quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae

  6. Origin: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auxiliary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Auxiliary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Pell:

    It's implausible because I was an auxiliary bishop and I had no access to money or - no access to significant resources, it's implausible because, of course, the attempt to bribe someone is criminal.

  2. Ammar Ammar:

    Due to the prevailing security situation and as no system is set in place for handling dead bodies, the LRCS conduct these activities as an auxiliary to the authorities, their role is limited to the collection and transfer of dead bodies to the competent authorities.

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Translations for Auxiliary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مساعدArabic
  • спомагателен, помощник, допълнителен, спомагателен глагол, помощен, резервенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • pomocnýCzech
  • subsidiär, unterstützend, helfend, Auxiliar, hilfs-, Hilfsverb, zurückhaltendGerman
  • βοηθητικόςGreek
  • helpaEsperanto
  • auxiliar, ayudanteSpanish
  • abistav, täiendavEstonian
  • کمکیPersian
  • avustaja, avustava, lisä-, apu, apumoottorillinen, apuverbiFinnish
  • auxiliaireFrench
  • cúntachIrish
  • सहायकHindi
  • kiegészítő, kisegítő, tartalék, segédHungarian
  • օժանդակArmenian
  • helpanto, helpivo, helpiva, helpanta, helpero, helpiloIdo
  • ausiliareItalian
  • 보조Korean
  • ondersteunend, hulp-, hulpmotor, hulpwerkwoord, extra, bijkomend, reserve-, helpendDutch
  • hjelpe-, hjelpeverbNorwegian
  • pomocnicze, rezerwowe, posiłkowe, pomocniczy, pomocnicza, rezerwowy, rezerwowa, czasownik posiłkowy, posiłkowy, posiłkowaPolish
  • auxiliar, verbo auxiliarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный, помощник, вспомогательный глагол, дополнительный, запасной, ассистентRussian
  • ùsputan, príčuvnī, pòmoćnī, ȕzgrēdan, spȍredanSerbo-Croatian
  • துணைTamil
  • yardımcı, yardmcı fiilTurkish
  • معاونUrdu
  • Chinese

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