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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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Now you have been good children, and I'll play anything you like," says Meg, as she leads her assistant cooks upstairs, when the pudding is safely bouncing in the pot.
As Will Henderson stood at the bar looking at the red hands and talking of women, his assistant, George Willard, sat in the office of the Winesburg Eagle and listened to the talk of Doctor Parcival.
The little knot on Indians drew back in a body, and suffered, as they thought, the conjurer and his inspired assistant to proceed.
Court doesn't open for a few minutes yet," said the assistant district attorney.
This went on every night--when Tommy Hinds was not there to do it, his clerk did it; and when his clerk was away campaigning, the assistant attended to it, while Mrs.
Master George Shelby, who, in the interval, had changed from a boy to a tall young man, was her constant and faithful assistant, and her only reliance in superintending his father's affairs.
The cordial thanks of the Hosannah office are due, from editor down to devil, to the ever courteous and thought- ful Lord High Stew d of the Palace's Third Assistant V t for several sau- cets of ice cream a quality calculated to make the eye of the recipients hu- mid with gratitude; and it done it.
When we got back to the hotel, King Arthur's Round Table was ready for us in its white drapery, and the head waiter and his first assistant, in swallow-tails and white cravats, brought in the soup and the hot plates at once.
She was unanimously elected assistant editor of the Wareham School Pilot, being the first girl to assume that enviable, though somewhat arduous and thankless position, and when her maiden number went to the Cobbs, uncle Jerry and aunt Sarah could hardly eat or sleep for pride.
Our labours were scarcely over when I heard Earnshaw's tread in the passage; my assistant tucked in his tail, and pressed to the wall; I stole into the nearest doorway.
Creakle turned to his assistant, with a severe frown and laboured politeness:
With this assistant, I went down to the boat again, and we all came ashore, and brought out the oars, and rudder, and boat-hook, and all else, and hauled her up for the night.

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