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Meaning of ASSISTANT

Pronunciation:  u'sistunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [adj]  of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another

ASSISTANT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adjunct, help, helper, low-level, subordinate, supporter
 See Also: accomplice, acolyte, actor's assistant, aide, attendant, attender, auxiliary, cat's-paw, chief assistant, coadjutor, confederate, dental assistant, deputy, dresser, enforcer, event planner, facilitator, fashion model, girl Friday, hatchet man, instrument, labor coach, lieutenant, man Friday, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, model, monitrice, paraprofessional, pawn, poser, powder monkey, prompter, right-hand man, secretarial assistant, secretary, sidesman, tender, theater prompter, water boy, waterer, whipper-in, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*sist"ant\, a. [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of
    1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
             Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly
             assistant to each other.              --Beattie.
    2. (Mil.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as,
       an assistant surgeon. [U.S.]
    Note: In the English army it designates the third grade in
          any particular branch of the staff. --Farrow.
  2. \As*sist"ant\, n.
    1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a
       means of help.
             Four assistants who his labor share.  --Pope.
             Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. --Mrs.
    2. An attendant; one who is present. --Dryden.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acolyte, adjutant, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, ancilla, assistant professor, associate, associate professor, attendant, attorney, auxiliary, benefactor, best man, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, co-worker, deputy, emeritus, employee, executive officer, factor, fall guy, flunky, girl Friday, help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, henchman, hired hand, hired man, hireling, inferior, instructor, junior, lecturer, lieutenant, man Friday, mercenary, minion, myrmidon, paranymph, paraprofessional, patsy, pensioner, professor, professor emeritus, proxy, reader, retired professor, right-hand man, second, secondary, servant, sideman, stooge, striker, subordinate, subsidiary, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, tutor, underling, understrapper, visiting professor, worker, workfellow, yokemate