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aux·il·ia·ry

 (ôg-zĭl′yə-rē, -zĭl′ə-rē)
adj.
1. Giving assistance or support; helping.
2. Acting as a subsidiary; supplementary: the main library and its auxiliary branches.
3. Held in or used as a reserve: auxiliary troops; an auxiliary power generator.
4. Nautical Equipped with a motor as well as sails.
5. Grammar Of, relating to, or being an auxiliary verb.
n. pl. aux·il·ia·ries
1. An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity: a volunteers' auxiliary at a hospital.
2. A member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
3. Grammar An auxiliary verb.
4. Nautical
a. A sailing vessel equipped with a motor.
b. A vessel, such as a supply ship or a tug, that is designed for and used in instances and services other than combat.

[Middle English, from Latin auxiliārius, from auxilium, help; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

auxiliary

(ɔːɡˈzɪljərɪ; -ˈzɪlə-)
adj
1. secondary or supplementary
2. supporting
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of a sailing vessel) having an engine: an auxiliary sloop.
n, pl -ries
4. a person or thing that supports or supplements; subordinate or assistant
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a sailing vessel with an engine
b. the engine of such a vessel
6. (Nautical Terms) navy a vessel such as a tug, hospital ship, etc, not used for combat
[C17: from Latin auxiliārius bringing aid, from auxilium help, from augēre to increase, enlarge, strengthen]

aux•il•ia•ry

(ɔgˈzɪl yə ri, -ˈzɪl ə-)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. additional; supplementary; reserve: an auxiliary police force.
2. used as a substitute or reserve in case of need: an auxiliary power system.
3. subsidiary; secondary.
4. (of a boat) having an engine that can be used to supplement the sails.
5. giving support; serving as an aid.
n.
6. a person or thing that gives aid; helper.
7. a subsidiary organization allied with a main body of restricted membership: the women's auxiliary.
9. auxiliaries, foreign troops in the service of a nation at war.
10. a naval vessel, as a supply ship, designed for other than combat purposes.
[1595–1605; < Latin auxiliārius assisting <auxilium aid <auxsis, past participle of augēre to increase, augment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auxiliary - someone who acts as assistantauxiliary - someone who acts as assistant  
assistant, helper, help, supporter - 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"
nurse's aide, nursing aide - someone who assists a nurse in tasks that require little formal training
Adj.1.auxiliary - functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.auxiliary - furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
supportive - furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer"

auxiliary

adjective
1. supplementary, reserve, emergency, substitute, secondary, back-up, subsidiary, fall-back auxiliary fuel tanks

auxiliary

adjective
1. Giving or able to give help or support:
noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
جُندي مُحارِب مَع دَولة أحرىمُساعِد إضافيمُساعِد، إضافي
pomocnývojín pomocné službyvýpomocná síla
assistenthjælpe-hjælperhjælpetropper
abistav
apuapuverbiavustajaavustavalisä-
pomoćnipričuvnisporedanusputanuzgredan
segédsegédcsapatok katonájatartalékkiegészítőkisegítő
aîstoîar-, hjálpar-auka-, viîbótar-málaliîi
보조
pagalbinissamdinystalkininkas
algotnispapildu
vojak pomocných sílvýpomocná silavýpomocný

auxiliary

[ɔːgˈzɪlɪərɪ]
A. ADJauxiliar
auxiliary police (US) → cuerpo m de policía auxiliar
auxiliary staff (Brit) (Scol) → profesores mpl auxiliares
B. N
1. (Med) → ayudante mf
2. (Mil) auxiliariestropas fpl auxiliares
3. (also auxiliary verb) → verbo m auxiliar

auxiliary

[ɔːgˈzɪljəri]
adj [forces, tanks] → auxiliaire
nauxiliaire mfauxiliary verb nverbe m auxiliaire

auxiliary

adjHilfs- (also Comput); (= additional) engine, generator etczusätzlich; auxiliary note (Mus) → Nebennote f; auxiliary nurseSchwesternhelferin f; auxiliary program (Comput) → Hilfsprogramm nt; auxiliary verbHilfsverb nt
n
(Mil, esp pl) → Soldat(in) m(f)der Hilfstruppe; auxiliaries plHilfstruppe(n) f(pl)
(general: = assistant) → Hilfskraft f, → Helfer(in) m(f); teaching auxiliary(Aus)hilfslehrer(in) m(f); nursing auxiliarySchwesternhelferin f
(= auxiliary verb)Hilfsverb or -zeitwort nt

auxiliary

[ɔːgˈzɪlɪərɪ]
1. adjausiliario/a (Gram) → ausiliare
2. n (assistant) → assistente m/f, aiuto; (verb) → ausiliare m auxiliaries npl (Mil) → truppe fpl ausiliarie

auxiliary

(oːgˈziljəri) adjective
helping; additional. auxiliary forces; an auxiliary nurse.
nounplural auˈxiliaries
1. an additional helper.
2. a soldier serving with another nation.

aux·il·ia·ry

a. auxiliar; ayudante.

auxiliary

adj auxiliar
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so ran the questions, considerably devoid of auxiliary verbs and such details of construction.
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But the watchfulness, instead of alarming the newly-landed man, appeared, on the contrary, to give him great joy, for his voice might perhaps have proved insufficient to rouse the people of the house, whilst, with an auxiliary of that sort, his voice became almost useless.