What does AUXILIARY mean?

AUXILIARY meaning in General Dictionary

A helper an assistant a confederate in some activity or enterprise

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  • Conferring help or help assisting aiding helping subsidiary as auxiliary soldiers
  • functioning in an encouraging capability
  • decorating included help
  • someone who will act as assistant
  • Conferring aid or assistance; assisting; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as additional troops.
  • A helper; an assistant; a confederate in certain action or enterprise.
  • Foreign troops within the service of a nation at war; (hardly ever in sing.), an associate associated with the allied or subsidiary power.
  • A verb which helps to make the sounds, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, additionally, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and certainly will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
  • A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae.

AUXILIARY meaning in Law Dictionary

iding; attendant on; ancillary, (g. v.) As an auxiliary costs in equity, an auxiliary receiver. See Buckley v. Harrison, 10 Misc. Rep. 683, 31 N. Y. Supp. 1001.


AUXILIARY meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from Latin auxiliaris "helpful," from auxilium "aid, help, support," related to auctus, previous participle of augere "to boost" (see augment).

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  • "foreign soldiers in-service of a nation at war," c.1600, from auxiliary (adj.). Related: Auxiliaries.

AUXILIARY meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary soldiers.

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  • (n.) A helper; an assistant; a confederate in a few action or enterprise.
  • (n.) Foreign troops within the service of a nation at war; (seldom in sing.), a part of allied or subsidiary force.
  • (sing.) A verb which helps to form the sounds, settings, and tenses of various other verbs; -- called, in addition, an auxiliary verb; as, have actually, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and certainly will, in English; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
  • (sing.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or assisting some procedure, as with equations or trigonometrical formulae.

Sentence Examples with the word AUXILIARY

Roman influence, however, made itself felt both by way of trade and especially by the employment of German soldiers in the auxiliary forces.

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