aux·il·ia·ry /ɔgˈzɪljəri, ˈzɪlri, ˈzɪlə-/
aux·il·ia·ry /ɔgˈzɪljərɪ, ˈzɪl(ə)rɪ/ 形容詞
Aux·il·ia·ry a. Conferring aid or help; helping; aiding; assisting; subsidiary; as auxiliary troops.
Auxiliary scales Mus., the scales of relative or attendant keys. See under Attendant, a.
Auxiliary verbs Gram.. See Auxiliary, n., 3.
Aux·il·ia·ry, n.; pl. Auxiliaries
1. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.
2. Mil. pl. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; (rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.
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; être and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
4. Math. A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulæ.
adj 1: functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the
main library and its auxiliary branches" [syn: subsidiary,
2: relating to something that is added but is not essential;
"an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of
mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxilliary to each
other" [syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant,
n : someone who acts as assistant [syn: aide]