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Definitions for auxiliary
ɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-aux·il·ia·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aide, auxiliaryadjective

    someone who acts as assistant

  2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementaryadjective

    functioning in a supporting capacity

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

  3. accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliaryadjective

    furnishing added support

    "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

Wiktionary

  1. auxiliarynoun

    A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  2. auxiliarynoun

    A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  3. auxiliarynoun

    An auxiliary verb.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  4. auxiliarynoun

    A marching band colorguard.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  5. auxiliaryadjective

    Helping; giving assistance or support.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  6. auxiliaryadjective

    Supplementary or subsidiary.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  7. auxiliaryadjective

    Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  8. auxiliaryadjective

    Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

  9. auxiliaryadjective

    Relating to an auxiliary verb.

    Etymology: From auxiliarius, equiv. to auxiliaris, from auxilium, from augere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auxiliaryadjective

    conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops

    Etymology: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]

  2. Auxiliarynoun

    a helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise

    Etymology: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]

  3. Auxiliarynoun

    foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force

    Etymology: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]

  4. Auxiliary

    a verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish

    Etymology: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]

  5. Auxiliary

    a quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae

    Etymology: [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. auxiliary

    Foreign or subsidiary troops which are furnished to a belligerent power in consequence of a treaty of alliance, or for pecuniary considerations. Of the latter description may be considered the Hessians that were employed by Great Britain to enslave America.

Entomology

  1. Auxiliary

    additional, or supplementing.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of auxiliary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of auxiliary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of auxiliary in a Sentence

  1. Jason Miller:

    It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on.

  2. Ammar Ammar:

    Due to the prevailing security situation and as no system is set in place for handling dead bodies, the LRCS conduct these activities as an auxiliary to the authorities, their role is limited to the collection and transfer of dead bodies to the competent authorities.

  3. Dan Morgan:

    Apple is going through a transition period right now, i still believe that Apple will remain to its core a product company and that The Services segment are still auxiliary.

  4. George Pell:

    It's implausible because I was an auxiliary bishop and I had no access to money or - no access to significant resources, it's implausible because, of course, the attempt to bribe someone is criminal.

  5. Peter Alan Kasler:

    It is, therefore, a fact of law and of practical necessity that individuals are responsible for their own safety, and that of their loved ones. Police protection must be recognized for what it is: only an auxiliary general deterrent.

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  • مساعدArabic
  • спомагателен, помощник, допълнителен, спомагателен глагол, помощен, резервенBulgarian
  • auxiliarCatalan, Valencian
  • pomocnýCzech
  • subsidiär, unterstützend, helfend, Auxiliar, hilfs-, Hilfsverb, zurückhaltendGerman
  • βοηθητικόςGreek
  • helpaEsperanto
  • auxiliar, ayudanteSpanish
  • abistav, täiendavEstonian
  • کمکیPersian
  • avustaja, avustava, lisä-, apu, apumoottorillinen, apuverbiFinnish
  • auxiliaireFrench
  • cúntachIrish
  • सहायकHindi
  • kiegészítő, kisegítő, tartalék, segédHungarian
  • օժանդակArmenian
  • helpanto, helpivo, helpiva, helpanta, helpero, helpiloIdo
  • ausiliareItalian
  • 보조Korean
  • ondersteunend, hulp-, hulpmotor, hulpwerkwoord, extra, bijkomend, reserve-, helpendDutch
  • hjelpe-, hjelpeverbNorwegian
  • pomocnicze, rezerwowe, posiłkowe, pomocniczy, pomocnicza, rezerwowy, rezerwowa, czasownik posiłkowy, posiłkowy, posiłkowaPolish
  • auxiliar, verbo auxiliarPortuguese
  • вспомогательный, помощник, вспомогательный глагол, дополнительный, запасной, ассистентRussian
  • ùsputan, príčuvnī, pòmoćnī, ȕzgrēdan, spȍredanSerbo-Croatian
  • துணைTamil
  • yardımcı, yardmcı fiilTurkish
  • معاونUrdu
  • Chinese

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. incumbent
    • C. ectomorphic
    • D. equivalent

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