Assistant
Assistant As*sist"ant, a. [Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of assister.] 1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary. [1913 Webster]

Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: In the English army it designates the third grade in any particular branch of the staff. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]


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  • assistant — as‧sis‧tant [əˈsɪstnt] noun [countable] JOBS 1. also shop assistant or sales assistant someone who sells things in a shop; = sales clerk …   Financial and business terms

  • assistant — n Assistant, helper, coadjutor, aid, aide, aide de camp all denote persons who take over part of the duties of another, especially in a subordinate capacity. Assistant is applicable to a person who meets this description, regardless of the status …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assistant — assistant, ante (a si stan, stan t ) adj. 1°   Qui assiste. Il se dit particulièrement des ecclésiastiques qui, dans les messes solennelles, assistent le célébrant à l autel. Être assistant, servir de prêtre assistant.    S. m. L assistant, le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • assistant — ASSISTANT, ANTE. adj. Qui est présent en un tel lieu. Il y avoit tant de Prêtres assistans à l Autel. Les Evêques assistans. Le premier, le second Evêque assistant.Assistant, s emploie souvent substantivement. Tous les assistans furent édifiés.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • assistant — Assistant. s. m. v. Celuy qui est present. Il pria tous les assistants. un grand nombre d assistants. Il se dit de aussi ceux qui ont quelque fonction dans une ceremonie, dans un sacre. Les Evesques assistants. il y avoit tant d assistants à l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Assistant — As*sist ant, n. 1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help. [1913 Webster] Four assistants who his labor share. Pope. [1913 Webster] Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. Mrs. Chapone. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assistant — I noun abettor, accessory, accomplice, adiutor, adiutrix, adjutant, adjuvant, advocate, agent, aide, aide de camp, aider, apprentice, associate, backer, champion, clerk, coadjutor, coaid, collaborator, colleague, confederate, confrere, cooperator …   Law dictionary

  • assistant — → asistente, 2 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • assistant — [n] helper abettor, accessory, accomplice, adherent, adjunct, aide, ally, appointee, apprentice, associate, attendant, auxiliary, backer, backup*, coadjutant, coadjutor, collaborator, colleague, companion, confederate, cooperator, deputy, fellow… …   New thesaurus

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