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, supporter(adj)

    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, assistant(adj)

    of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

Wiktionary

  1. assistant(Noun)

    Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  2. assistant(Noun)

    A person who assists or helps someone else.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  3. assistant(Noun)

    sales assistant.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  4. assistant(Noun)

    A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

  5. assistant(Adjective)

    Having a subordinate or auxiliary position.

    Etymology: From assistant, from assister.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistant(adj)

    helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary

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

  2. Assistant(adj)

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

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

  3. Assistant(noun)

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

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

  4. Assistant(noun)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say assistant in sign language?

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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. Thomas J. Watson:

    A manager is an assistant to his men.

  2. 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.

  3. Jonathan Collins:

    Sonos' goal is to provide music and speaker systems to the widest audience they can, if the company went down their own route with a voice assistant, it'd be head-to-head competing against players like Amazon and Google in that smart speaker market, which isn't where Sonos wants to be or where its strength is.

  4. Matt McIlwain:

    That trusted assistant could function as my agent for all kinds of transactions and activities.

  5. Ken Padowitz:

    ``Mr. Adkins lost the Florida state lottery and won an all-expense-paid trip to the Florida state prison for 18 months,``said Assistant State Attorney Ken Padowitz, who prosecuted him.

Images & Illustrations of assistant

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