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.
  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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French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

assistant

  1. present participle of assister

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)

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English assistant.

Noun[edit]

assistant m ‎(plural assistants, feminine assistante)

  1. (Jersey) assistant