HyperDic: assistant

English > 2 senses of the word assistant:
NOUNperson assistant, helper, help, supportera person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
ADJECTIVEallassistant, adjunctof or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
assistant > pronunciation
Soundsahsih'stahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > assistant: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or relating to a person who is subordinate to another.
Synonymadjunct
Broadersubordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
Spanishadjunto, ayudante
Catalanadjunt, ajudant, auxiliar
Nounsassistanta person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Verbsassistact as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
English > assistant: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose.
Example"my invaluable assistant"
Synonymshelper, help, supporter
Narroweraccomplice, confederateA person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
aide, auxiliarysomeone who acts as assistant
attendant, attender, tendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
coadjutorAn assistant to a bishop
dental assistantAn assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenantAn assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
dresser, actor's assistantA wardrobe assistant for an actor
event plannersomeone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitatorsomeone who makes progress easier
flower girlA young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl FridayA female assistant who has a range of duties
hatchet man, enforcerOne whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
instrument, pawn, cat's-pawA person used by another to gain an end
labor coach, birthing coach, doula, monitriceAn assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
mannequin, manikin, mannikin, manakin, fashion model, modelA woman who wears clothes to display fashions
model, poserA person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
paraprofessionalA trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkeysomeone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater promptersomeone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
right-hand man, chief assistant, man FridayThe most helpful assistant
secretary, secretarial assistantAn assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman(Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldierAn assistant subject to the authority or control of another
underbossAn assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
water boy, watererAn assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-inhuntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Spanishasistente, auxiliar, ayudante
Catalanajudant, assistente, assistent, auxiliar, dependent
Adjectivesassistantof or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
Verbsassistact as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
assistgive help or assistance

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