Assistant

Definition of Assistant

As`sist´ant
a.1.Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other.
- Beattie.
2.(Mil.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon.
n.1.One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help.
Four assistants who his labor share.
- Pope.
Rhymes merely as assistants to memory.
- Mrs. Chapone.
2.An attendant; one who is present.

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acolyte, adjutant, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, ancilla, assistant professor, associate professor, attendant, attorney, auxiliary, benefactor, best man, co-worker, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, deputy, emeritus, employee, executive officer, factor, fall guy, flunky, girl Friday, help, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, henchman, hired hand, hired man, hireling, inferior, instructor, junior, lecturer, lieutenant, man Friday, mercenary, minion, myrmidon, paranymph, paraprofessional, patsy, pensioner, professor, professor emeritus, proxy, reader, retired professor, right-hand man, second, secondary, servant, sideman, stooge, striker, subordinate, subsidiary, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, tutor, underling, understrapper, visiting professor, worker, workfellow, yokemate
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