the act of ; help; aid; support.
He received two millions in cash from the King, and other assistances.
The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete Duc de Saint-Simon
But all these things are only desirable embellishments and assistances.
Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 George Saintsbury
And when they returned again out of Egypt, his assistances were no way inferior to the good offices he had formerly done them.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
But the non-smoker is not in need of252 these assistances: it is only the smoker who requires to smoke for these purposes.
Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby
the act of assisting
(Brit, informal) See national assistance
early 15c., “act of helping or aiding,” from Middle French assistance, from assister (see assist (v.)).
- Assistant professor
a teacher in a college or university who ranks above an instructor and below an associate professor. Contemporary Examples “It was exhilarating,” says the University of Wisconsin assistant professor of arts education. Scott Walker’s Last Stand? Democrats Lose Momentum In Wisconsin Sally Kohn May 31, 2012 Do you know Richard Bargis, assistant professor of philosophy […]
a form of financial aid awarded to a student studying for a graduate degree at a college or university in which the student assists a professor, usually in academic or laboratory work. Historical Examples He had already been almost promised an assistantship to the head of the Educational District. The Created Legend Feodor Sologub I […]
- Assistant referee
noun (soccer) the official name for linesman (sense 1) Historical Examples There was a great hubbub, in the midst of which Mr. Dodsworth consulted with Andrew Dale, who was assistant referee. Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
a person who or gives aid and support; helper. a person who is subordinate to another in rank, function, etc.; one holding a secondary rank in an office or post: He was assistant to the office manager. something that aids and supplements another. a faculty member of a college or university who ranks below an […]