auxiliary

Definitions:

  • Giving assistance or support; helping.
  • Acting as a subsidiary; supplementary.
  • Held in or used as a reserve.
  • Equipped with a motor as well as sails.
  • Of, relating to, or being an auxiliary verb.
  • An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity.
  • A member of a foreign body of troops serving a country in war.
  • An auxiliary verb.
  • None
  • A sailing vessel equipped with a motor.
  • A vessel, such as a supply ship or a tug, that is designed for and used in instances and services other than combat.
  • Helping; aiding; assisting; giving support or succor; hence, subsidiary; additional: as, <em>auxiliary</em> troops; <em>auxiliary</em> engines.
  • A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action, enterprise, or undertaking; an aid of any kind.
  • <strong>Specifically—2.</strong> <em>plural</em> Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war.
  • In <em>grammar</em>, a verb used in forming, with the infinitive and participles of other verbs, phrases having the value of, or a value analogous to that of, modes and tenses: thus, I <em>do</em> love, I <em>have</em> loved, I <em>shall</em> love, I <em>am</em> loved.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, an auxiliary quantity (which see, under I.).
  • In the nomenclature of the sutural inflections in the ammonoid cephalopods, a lobe or saddle lying between the umbilical curve or line of involution and the second lateral lobe.
  • In <em>mech.</em>, any machine except the principal one: a term applied specifically to the feed-pumps, fire-pumps, etc., in power plants.
  • A vessel fitted with power other than sails for propulsion but depending ordinarily on the latter.
  • Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as <ex>auxiliary</ex> troops.
  • the scales of relative or attendant keys. See under <er>Attendant</er>, a.
  • See <er>Auxiliary</er>, n., 3.
  • A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.
  • Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.
  • A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an <altname>auxiliary verb</altname>
  • A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulæ.
  • <xref>Helping</xref>; <xref>giving</xref> <xref>assistance</xref> or <xref>support</xref>.
  • <xref>Supplementary</xref> or <xref>subsidiary</xref>.
  • <xref>Held</xref> in <xref>reserve</xref> for <xref>exceptional</xref> <xref>circumstances</xref>.
  • Of a ship, having both <xref>sails</xref> and an <xref>engine</xref>.
  • Relating to an <xref>auxiliary verb</xref>.
  • A <xref>person</xref> or <xref>group</xref> that acts in an auxiliary manner.
  • A sailing <xref>vessel</xref> equipped with an engine.
  • An auxiliary verb.
  • A <xref>marching band</xref> colorguard.
  • furnishing added support
  • functioning in a supporting capacity
  • someone who acts as assistant
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