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as·sis·tant

 (ə-sĭs′tənt)
n.
One that assists; a helper.
adj.
1. Holding an auxiliary position; subordinate.
2. Giving aid; auxiliary.

assistant

(əˈsɪstənt)
n
1. (Professions)
a. a person who assists, esp in a subordinate position
b. (as modifier): assistant manager.
2. (Commerce) See shop assistant
3. (Professions) See shop assistant
adj
archaic helpful or useful as an aid

as•sis•tant

(əˈsɪs tənt)

n.
1. a person who gives aid and support; helper.
2. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; aide; adjutant.
3. something that aids and supplements another.
4. a faculty member in a college or university ranking below an instructor.
adj.
5. assisting; helpful.
6. serving in an immediately subordinate position; of secondary rank.
[1400–50; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assistant - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposeassistant - 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"
coadjutor - an assistant to a bishop
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
accomplice, confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
auxiliary, aide - someone who acts as assistant
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
dental assistant - an assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
actor's assistant, dresser - a wardrobe assistant for an actor
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator - someone who makes progress easier
flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl Friday - a female assistant who has a range of duties
enforcer, hatchet man - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
cat's-paw, pawn, instrument - a person used by another to gain an end
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice - an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
underboss - an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
fashion model, manakin, mannequin, mannikin, manikin, model - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
poser, model - a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
paraprofessional - a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkey - someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater prompter - someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man - the most helpful assistant
secretarial assistant, secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
water boy, waterer - an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in - huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
Adj.1.assistant - of or relating to a person who is subordinate to anotherassistant - of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
subordinate, low-level - lower in rank or importance

assistant

noun
2. salesperson, shop assistant, checkout person, retail assistant The assistant checked the price on the back cover of the book.

assistant

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
adjective
Giving or able to give help or support:
Translations
مُسَاعِدمُساعِدمُساعِد في حانوت
asistentpomocníkprodavačasistentkapomocnice
assistentekspedienthjælpe-medhjælper
avustaja
pomoćnik
asszisztenshelyettessegéd
afgreiîslumaîuraîstoîarmaîur
助手
조수
asistent
asistentpomočnikprodajalec
assistent
ผู้ช่วย
trợ lý

assistant

[əˈsɪstənt]
A. Nayudante mf; (= language assistant) → lector(a) m/f
B. CPD assistant director N (Theat) → ayudante mf de dirección
assistant manager Nsubdirector(a) m/f
assistant master N (Brit) (Scol) (o.f.) → profesor m de instituto
assistant mistress N (Brit) (Scol) (o.f.) → profesora f de instituto
assistant principal N (Scol) → subdirector(a) m/f
assistant professor N (US) → profesor(a) m/f agregado/a
assistant secretary Nsubsecretario/a m/f

assistant

[əˈsɪstənt]
n
(= aid) → assistant(e) m/f; (in administration)adjoint(e) m/f
(British) (also shop assistant, sales assistant) → vendeur(e) m/f
(SCHOOL) French assistant → assistant(e) m/f de français
English assistant → assistant(e) m/f d'anglais
modif
assistant secretary of defense (US)secrétaire m/f adjoint(e) de la défense
a young assistant professor at Harvard → un jeune maître assistant à Harvard assistant manager, assistant refereeassistant manager nsous-directeur/trice m/f, directeur/trice m/f adjoint(e)assistant referee n (FOOTBALL)juge m de touche

assistant

nAssistent(in) m(f); (= shop assistant)Verkäufer(in) m(f); are you in charge here? — no, I am just an assistantsind Sie hier der Chef? — nein, ich bin bloß Mitarbeiter
adj attr manager etcstellvertretend

assistant

:
assistant master/mistress
nLehrer(in) m(f) (ohne besondere zusätzliche Verantwortung)
assistant priest
nHilfspriester m
assistant professor
n (US) → Assistenz-Professor(in) m(f)
assistant referee
n (Ftbl) → Schiedsrichterassistent(in) m(f)

assistant

[əˈsɪstnt]
1. naiutante m/f, assistente m/f, aiuto (Brit) (also shop assistant) → commesso/a
2. adjaiuto inv

assist

(əˈsist) verb
to help. The junior doctor assisted the surgeon at the operation.
asˈsistance noun
help. Do you need assistance?
asˈsistant noun
1. a person who assists; a helper. a laboratory assistant; (also adjective) an assistant headmaster.
2. a person who serves in a shop.

assistant

مُسَاعِد asistent assistent Assistent βοηθός ayudante avustaja assistant pomoćnik assistente 助手 조수 assistent assistent asystent assistente помощник assistent ผู้ช่วย yardımcı trợ lý 助手

as·sis·tant

n., a. asistente, ayudante.

assistant

n asistente mf, auxiliar mf, ayudante mf; certified nursing — auxiliar de enfermería certificado; medical — asistente médico, persona entrenada para ayudar al médico en el consultorio o en la clínica; nursing — auxiliar de enfermería; physician’s — asistente médico, persona entrenada para diagnosticar y tratar enfermedades comunes bajo la supervisión de un médico
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The assistant, however, did not confirm the doctor's words.
Tyler's assistant secretary, who had been left at home, assured me that there was no doubt but that the Toreador had sailed as promised, since he knew his employer well enough to be positive that nothing short of an act of God would prevent his doing what he had planned to do.
The thought that when called urgently to his Assistant Commissioner's private room he had been unable to conceal his astonishment was distinctly vexing.
That," said the Assistant Pocketer of Deposits, "is one of our liabilities.
I don't know that your assistant is not as remarkable as your advertisement.
Rushed to the spring-board and the leap, always, after the take- off, in mid-air, they had to encounter an assistant who stood underneath, an extraordinarily long buggy-whip in hand, and lashed them vigorously.
Philip read the advertisement columns of the medical papers, and he applied for the post of unqualified assistant to a man who had a dispensary in the Fulham Road.
Juxon consented the more readily to take him with him, as he would require an assistant priest in case the king should wish to communicate.
le duc with us, and the assistant pointed to the body of M.
shouted the assistant superintendent, seeming for some unknown reason more and more aggrieved.
Ethan therefore proposed to his assistant that they should load the sledge at the wood-lot, as they had done on the previous morning, and put off the "teaming" to Starkfield till later in the day.
At a sign from Charmolue, the two assistants took her and placed her in a sitting posture on the bed.

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