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auxiliary

aux·il·ia·ry

auxiliary

 
pronunciation:
awg zIl y ri [or] awg zI l ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving to help, assist, or support.
synonyms:
supportive
similar words:
accessory, ancillary, collateral, subsidiary, supporting
definition 2: being a subsidiary or subordinate.
synonyms:
ancillary, subordinate, subsidiary
similar words:
accessory, adjunct, associate, collateral, secondary
definition 3: serving as a supplement, as reserve troops; additional; supplementary.
The hospital has an auxiliary power generator for use during outages.
synonyms:
additional, ancillary, supplementary
similar words:
accessory, adjunct, backup, collateral, extra, reserve, subsidiary
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: auxiliaries
definition 1: a person or thing that helps, assists, or supports.
synonyms:
adjunct, aide, assistant, helper
similar words:
girl Friday, man Friday, sidekick
definition 2: a person or group that is subordinate or supplementary.
synonyms:
subordinate, subsidiary
similar words:
adjunct, assistant, associate, underling
definition 3: (pl.) foreign troops assisting those of a nation at war.
similar words:
adjunct, allies
definition 4: see auxiliary verb.