something that serves in an ancillary capacity:
Slides, records, and other ancillaries can be used with the basic textbook.
auxiliary; supplementary: ancillary services
noun (pl) -laries
a subsidiary or auxiliary thing or person: the company has an ancillary abroad
1660s, “subservient, subordinate,” from Latin ancillaris “relating to maidservants,” diminutive of ancilla “handmaid,” fem. diminutive of anculus “servant,” literally “he who bustles about,” from root of ambi- “about” (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- “move round, turn about, be much about” (see cycle (n.)).
ancillary an·cil·lar·y (ān’sə-lěr’ē)
Relating to or being auxiliary or secondary.
two-edged: ancipital stems. adjective (biology) flattened and having two edges: ancipital stems ancipital an·cip·i·tal (ān-sĭp’ĭ-tl) or an·cip·i·tate (-ĭ-tāt’) or an·cip·i·tous (-ĭ-təs) adj. Of or being two-headed or two-edged.
a peak of Mount Sorata. noun one of the two peaks of Mount Sorata
the elbow. Architecture. a bracket or console, as one supporting part of a cornice. Historical Examples However, he was very gallant, and we were soon on our way to ancon. Droll Stories of Isthmian Life Evelyn Saxton It will be better for you to take a coach and ride to the hospital at ancon. Droll […]
an altarpiece, usually consisting of a painted panel or panels, reliefs, or statues set in an elaborate frame. a seaport in E Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. one of a Mediterranean breed of chickens having mottled black-and-white plumage. Contemporary Examples The fliers, ancona explained, are meant to educate people on what rights they legally have […]