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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. someone who acts as assistant;
[syn: aide, auxiliary]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. functioning in a supporting capacity;
- Example: "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
[syn: auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary]

2. furnishing added support;
- Example: "an ancillary pump"
- Example: "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"
- Example: "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
[syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Auxiliary \Aux*il"ia*ry\ (?; 106), a. [L. auxiliarius, fr. auxilium help, aid, fr. augere to increase.] Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops. [1913 Webster] Auxiliary scales (Mus.), the scales of relative or attendant keys. See under Attendant, a. Auxiliary verbs (Gram.). See Auxiliary, n., 3. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Auxiliary \Aux*il"ia*ry\, n.; pl. Auxiliaries. 1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) pl. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force. [1913 Webster] 3. (Gram.) A verb which helps to form the voices, modes, and tenses of other verbs; -- called, also, an auxiliary verb; as, have, be, may, can, do, must, shall, and will, in English; [^e]tre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish. [1913 Webster] 4. (Math.) A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formul[ae]. --Math. Dict. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

auxiliary adj 1: functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary, subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary] 2: furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other" [syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary] n 1: someone who acts as assistant [syn: aide, auxiliary]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "auxiliary": abetting, accessory, accident, accidental, acolyte, addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, adjutant, adjuvant, adscititious, adventitious, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, aiding, alter ego, ancillary, another, appendage, appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, assistance, assistant, assisting, attendant, auxiliary verb, backing, best man, casual, circumstantial, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, collateral, complementary, contingency, contingent, contributory, copula, defective verb, deponent verb, deputy, executive officer, extra, farther, finite verb, fortuitous, fostering, fresh, further, girl Friday, happenstance, help, helper, helpful, helping, helpmate, helpmeet, impersonal verb, incidental, inessential, infinitive, instrumental, intransitive, intransitive verb, lieutenant, linking verb, man Friday, mere chance, ministerial, ministering, ministrant, modal auxiliary, more, neuter verb, new, nonessential, not-self, nurtural, nutricial, other, paranymph, paraprofessional, peripheral, plus, reserve, second, secondary, servant, serving, sideman, spare, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary, superadded, superaddition, superfluous, supernumerary, supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, support, supporter, supporting, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, supportive, surplus, transitive, tributary, ulterior, unessential, upholding, verb, verb phrase, verbal