1. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other. --Beattie.
2. Mil. Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon. [U.S.]
Note: ☞ In the English army it designates the third grade in any particular branch of the staff.
1. One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help.
Four assistants who his labor share. --Pope.
Rhymes merely as assistants to memory. --Mrs. Chapone.
2. An attendant; one who is present.
adj : of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
n : a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or
furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable
assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the
work" [syn: helper, help, supporter]