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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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