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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːɡˈzɪl(j)əɹi/, /ɔːɡˈzɪli.əɹi/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɔɡˈzɪl(j)(ə)ɹi/, /ɔɡˈzɪliɛɹi/
- Rhymes: -ɪliəɹi
- Rhymes: -ɪliɛəɹi
- Rhymes: -ɪləɹi
auxiliary (not comparable)
- Helping; giving assistance or support.
- Supplementary or subsidiary.
- Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
- (nautical) Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
- (grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb.
helping; giving assistance or support
supplementary or subsidiary
held in reserve for exceptional circumstances
of a ship, having both sails and an engine
relating to an auxiliary verb
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auxiliary (plural auxiliaries)
- A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
- 1950 November, “Mixed-Traffic Diesel-Electric Locomotives for Ireland”, in Railway Magazine, page 781:
- Auxiliaries and ancillaries are comprehensive, and include a Westinghouse motor-driven recriprocating compressor used for locomotive braking and general service air, two rotary exhauster sets for train brakes when hauling passenger or fitted freight trains, and an oil-fired train heating boiler.
- 1962 September, G. Freeman Allen, “The New Look in Scotland's Northern Division—1”, in Modern Railways, page 163:
- A drive to exploit the Highlands as a winter sports area, with all the necessary auxiliaries, such as chair lifts in the Cairngorms, shows increasing promise, [...].
- A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.
- (grammar) An auxiliary verb.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 151:
- The three traditionally recognized Non-modal Auxiliaries are the per-
fective Auxiliary have, the progressive Auxiliary be, and the passive Auxiliary
be. Perfective have is so-called because it marks the completion (hence, perfec-
tion) of an action; it is followed by a VP headed by a perfective -n participle, as
(121) The referee has [VP shown him the red card]
- A marching band colorguard.
person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner
auxiliary verb — see auxiliary verb