What does assistant mean?

Definitions for assistant
əˈsɪs təntas·sis·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

Wiktionary

  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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Numerology

  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. Brent Probinsky:

    The principal, Melissa Carter, and Melissa Carter assistant, Celia Self, who held down and severely paddled this six-year-old first grader, violated the clearly written rule of the Hendry County School District and the laws of the State of Florida.

  2. Neama Rahmani:

    Bail reform and COVID delays claim another innocent victim, george Gascon has been largely criticized for the increase in violent crime in Los Angeles. Los Angeles’s time George Gascon stops acting like a defense attorney and allows prosecutors to charge violent felons with sentencing enhancements. George Gascon, the progressive Los Angeles district attorney, has raised the ire of law enforcement and George Gascon own assistant DAs for George Gascon allegedly soft-on-crime policies. Los Angeles POLICE ID Shawn Laval Smith AS SUSPECTED KILLER OF Brianna Kupfer Homicides are up more than 60 % in the City of Los Angeles and over 90 % in Los Angeles, according to records from the LAPD and sheriff’s office. Eric Siddall, the vice president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, excoriated Gascon in an essay published to the union’s website this week.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information by her assistant, Huma Abedin.

  4. David Griffin:

    Willie has established himself as one of the most respected assistant coaches in the NBA. In large part, this is due to a tireless work ethic and authenticity of character, he brings a vast amount of basketball knowledge and experience to our team as both a coach and former player, along with exceptional leadership qualities and an innate ability to connect with players, staff and fans alike.

  5. Kelly Preston:

    And I thought once the florist's assistant got an assistant, I was done.

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