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Definition 1: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose - [noun denoting person]

Samples where assistant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my invaluable assistant
  • they hired additional help to finish the work

Synonyms for assistant in the sense of this definition

(assistant is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant to a bishop

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)

(... is a kind of assistant ) a woman who wears clothes to display fashions

"she was too fat to be a mannequin"

(... is a kind of assistant ) a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor

"the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"

(... is a kind of assistant ) a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech

(... is a kind of assistant ) the most helpful assistant

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization

(... is a kind of assistant ) (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant who supplies drinking water

(... is a kind of assistant ) an 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

(... is a kind of assistant ) a person used by another to gain an end

(... is a kind of assistant ) one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior

(... is a kind of assistant ) a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who acts as assistant

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

(... is a kind of assistant ) (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant to a dentist

(... is a kind of assistant ) an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

(... is a kind of assistant ) a wardrobe assistant for an actor

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)

(... is a kind of assistant ) someone who makes progress easier

(... is a kind of assistant ) a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession

(... is a kind of assistant ) a female assistant who has a range of duties

(... is a kind of assistant ) huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds

Definition 2: of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for assistant in the sense of this definition

(assistant is similar to ...) lower in rank or importance

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