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.

    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

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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. Jonny Kim:

    Chris Kyle was the Primary Sniper, Navigator, Pointman, and newguys kind of get matched up to a person. He was the person I got matched up to, because I would eventually be groomed to take on his responsibilities, so early on, I got tasked with being the Assistant Lead Navigator and Point Man and Sniper, which I eventually got to take on these roles more as a Primary later, and in workup and also on deployment.

  2. Dale Fairchild:

    We've always taught them your beliefs create your reality, not your hand, [And that] there’s nothing to stop you from doing anything. Brian Giavedoni, assistant manager of children’s orthotics and prosthetics at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has helped the two Fairchild children overcome challenges brought on by their physical abnormalities to successfully play the instruments. It's all about creativity.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

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

  4. Destani Renaye Knox:

    The [Rangers] coach didn’t agree and was up there going back and forth with the umpire and other assistant coaches, then it led to what’s in the video.

  5. Davide Astori:

    The assistant said it was no goal, but the referee had the courage to give the goal, he took the responsibility and he was right i have to hand him my compliments. It's difficult to judge on the pitch, in a split second.

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