assistant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French assistant, from assister.

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Adjective[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

assistant (plural assistants)

  1. (obsolete) Someone who is present; a bystander, a witness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 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. (UK) Sales assistant.
  4. A software tool that provides assistance in some task.

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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

assistant

  1. Present participle of assister.

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English assistant.

Noun[edit]

assistant m (plural assistants; feminine assistante, plural assistantes)

  1. assistant

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

assistant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of assistō

Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

assistant (plural assistans)

  1. Present participle of assister.

Noun[edit]

assistant m (plural assistans)

  1. assistant (person who is present)