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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French assistant, from assister.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈsɪstənt/
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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.

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NounEdit

assistant (plural assistants)

  1. (obsolete) Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.
  2. A person who assists or helps someone else.
  3. (Britain) Sales assistant.
  4. A software tool that provides assistance in some task, a wizard program.
    Synonym: wizard

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FrenchEdit

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VerbEdit

assistant

  1. present participle of assister

LatinEdit

Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

assistant (plural assistans)

  1. present participle of assister

NounEdit

assistant m (plural assistans)

  1. assistant (person who is present)

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English assistant.

NounEdit

assistant m (plural assistants, feminine assistante)

  1. (Jersey) assistant