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Auxiliary

see synonyms of auxiliary

Noun

1. aide, auxiliary

someone who acts as assistant

Adjective

2. auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary

functioning in a supporting capacity

Example Sentences:
'the main library and its auxiliary branches'

3. accessory, adjunct, adjuvant, ancillary, appurtenant, auxiliary

furnishing added support

Example Sentences:
'an ancillary pump'
'an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism'
'The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Auxiliary

see synonyms of auxiliary
adjective
1. 
secondary or supplementary
2. 
supporting
3. nautical
(of a sailing vessel) having an engine
an auxiliary sloop
noun plural -ries
4. 
a person or thing that supports or supplements; subordinate or assistant
5. nautical
a. 
a sailing vessel with an engine
b. 
the engine of such a vessel
6. navy
a vessel such as a tug, hospital ship, etc, not used for combat

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Auxiliary

see synonyms of auxiliary
adjective
1. 
giving help or aid; assisting or supporting
2. 
acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate, capacity
3. 
additional; supplementary; reserve
4. 
having an engine that can be used for supplementary power, as a sailing vessel
5. 
designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
nounWord forms: plural auxˈiliaries
6. 
an auxiliary person or thing
7.  [pl.]
foreign or allied armed forces aiding those of a country at war
8. 
an assisting or supplementary group or organization
this club has a women's auxiliary
9. 
an auxiliary vessel or ship
10.  Grammar
auxiliary verb

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Auxiliary

see synonyms of auxiliary
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.

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