What does ancillary mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ancillary

    an′sil-ar-i, adj. subservient, subordinate (with to). [L. ancilla, a maid-servant.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancillary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ancillary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chief Executive Tony Fernandes:

    Looking at more ancillary (revenues), more capacity and dual listing.

  2. Kenneth Zuckerberg:

    Grain traders are focusing on core businesses, rather than ancillary businesses.

  3. Maria Cantwell:

    Let's show the Senate can work. Let's not go crazy with a bunch of ancillary things.

  4. Doug Cifu:

    To the extent we can use that asset and leverage that asset into what I will call related and ancillary businesses ... I'm very open to it.

  5. Gordon Schremp:

    If the situation gets bad enough, which no one is saying it will, the curtailment could affect larger blocks and touch ancillary facilities they depend on.

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Translations for ancillary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • помощен, спомагателенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • sekundær, underordnetDanish
  • zusatz-, hilfs-, neben-German
  • βοηθητικόςGreek
  • 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
  • נלווהHebrew
  • ondergschikt, ondersteunendDutch
  • pomocniczy, pomocnikPolish
  • subordinado, auxiliar, ancilário, auxiliário, secundário, ancilarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный, дополнительный, деталь, подсобный, подчинённыйRussian
  • underordnad, sekundärSwedish
  • yardımcı, taliTurkish
  • مُعاوِنUrdu
  • אַנסיללאַריYiddish
  • 辅助的Chinese

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