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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French assistant, from assister.

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AdjectiveEdit

assistant ‎(not comparable) (attributive)

  1. Having a subordinate or auxiliary position.
    an assistant surgeon
  2. Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary.
    • Beattie
      Genius and learning [] are mutually and greatly assistant to each other.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      The person principally assistant on this occasion, indeed the only one who did any service, or seemed likely to do any, was the landlady []

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NounEdit

assistant ‎(plural assistants)

  1. (obsolete) Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, II.3:
      a woman of great authority, having first yeelded an accompt unto her Citizens, and shewed good reasons why she was resolved to end her life, earnestly entreated Pompey to be an assistant at her death, that so it might be esteemed more honourable [].
  2. A person who assists or helps someone else.
  3. (Britain) Sales assistant.
  4. A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

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VerbEdit

assistant

  1. present participle of assister

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

assistant ‎(plural assistans)

  1. present participle of assister

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assistant m (plural assistans)

  1. assistant (person who is present)

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English assistant.

NounEdit

assistant m ‎(plural assistants, feminine assistante)

  1. (Jersey) assistant