What does assistant mean?

Definitions for assistant
əˈsɪs təntas·sis·tant

Here are all the possible meanings 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

Wiktionary

  1. assistantnoun

    Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  2. assistantnoun

    A person who assists or helps someone else.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  3. assistantnoun

    sales assistant.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  4. assistantnoun

    A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  5. assistantadjective

    Having a subordinate or auxiliary position.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistantadjective

    helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary

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

  2. Assistantadjective

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

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

  3. Assistantnoun

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

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

  4. Assistantnoun

    an attendant; one who is present

    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

How to pronounce assistant?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Aung Htet Myat:

    I carry baskets with stones the whole day, if there is no gravel boat to unload, I help bus drivers as an assistant.

  2. Lindsay Sakraida:

    This home assistant device beats our predictions by $ 10, as well as being the best price ever, it's available for the same price at Amazon Books, Target, Best Buy, and Kohl's, so it'll definitely be easy to get, she added. If you buy it at Amazon Books, you can also snag a smart plug for just an additional $ 5. Amazon Echo( with built-in display) Amazon Echo normally retails for $ 230, but can be had for $ 179.99 at Staples. Amazon Echo is the first smart speaker from Amazon Books with a screen, aimed primarily at video chatting.

  3. Victoria Beckham:

    I was a sales assistant for the day, i am quite good, I actually worked at a fast food restaurant so I have been behind the till before.

  4. Lou Riolo:

    We planned on doing it immediately after the singing of the National Anthem because we knew Jack sitting there with all the commotion for over 45 minutes would be too much. i did run it past our Assistant Principal Mr. John Fink because he would be honest if he thought it was as I called it Shooting the moon. He loved it. I also informed our [superintendent]Mr. Andy Irvin and before I finished his answer was I love it, lets do it! I met with Barbara and Pat, Jacks parents, and they thought it was a great idea.

  5. Jim Fassel:

    It was a great time, a great time, people ask me,' Wasn't the media awful to you ?' No, I'm friends with a lot of them. I respect the media. They have a job to do. I'll tell you what, I was with( five) different franchises( including Baltimore, where he served as an assistant post-Giants), but the Giants is how I learned to coach in the NFL, mainly from( the late general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer) George Young. They run it right. They put the marbles in a row to win.

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