Definitions of auxiliary

  1. A quantity introduced for the purpose of simplifying or facilitating some operation, as in equations or trigonometrical formulae.
  2. Allied troops. Auxilar.
  3. A helper; an assistant; a confederate in some action or enterprise.
  4. Foreign troops in the service of a nation at war; ( rarely in sing.), a member of the allied or subsidiary force.
  5. A helper; an assistant; a confederate or ally; aid of any kind; a verb which helps to form the moods and tenses of other verbs.
  6. A helper: an assistant: ( gram.) a verb that helps to form the moods and tenses of other verbs.
  7. A helper; a verb that helps in the conjugation of another.
  8. One who or that which aids, as one verb in the conjugation of another.
  9. A helper; an assistant; a confederate. A verb which helps to form the moods and tenses of other verbs.
  10. A helper; an assistant; applied to the verbs shall, will, may, can, must, & c.
  11. 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"
  12. 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; etre and avoir, in French; avere and essere, in Italian; estar and haber, in Spanish.
  13. Helping; aiding; assisting.
  14. Helping; aiding.
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