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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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