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 instructor and whose responsibilities usually include grading papers, supervising laboratories, and in teaching.
serving in an immediately subordinate position; of secondary rank:
an assistant coach.
Theoretically, the House could impeach and the Senate could convict Bybee for his behavior as an assistant attorney general.
Should the Judge Who Wrote the Torture Memos Be Impeached? John W. Dean April 20, 2009
Her assistant was sent off to bring her outfit to the venue where the event was held.
Confessions of a Red Carpet Escort Itay Hod January 12, 2011
He set a goal to work as an assistant to legendary Allure creative director Polly Mellen, which he achieved.
MTV’s Mr. Nice Guy Enid Portuguez April 25, 2010
The assistant who referred him: a woman known only as “Nadia.”
The Fake Dentist Murder Winston Ross March 14, 2010
She became an assistant district attorney and, in 1978, won a race for Congress on the slogan, “Finally… a tough Democrat.”
Hillary Supporters Should Want to Complete Ferraro’s Unfinished Business Jill Lawrence February 11, 2014
Herr Seelenfromm, assistant to the apothecary Pflaum, had taught her.
The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
I called to my assistant, who was now on the other side of the raft.
Down The River Oliver Optic
She was planning an276 extension of her classes, the employment of an assistant.
The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
He waved a cheerful salutation and hurried to his place beside the assistant.
The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
She made a call on Ruth and discussed her cases with her until in the end she made of her a sort of first assistant.
One Way Out William Carleton
a person who assists, esp in a subordinate position
(as modifier): assistant manager
See shop assistant
(archaic) helpful or useful as an aid
mid-15c., assistent “one who helps or aids another,” from Middle French assistent, adjective and noun, properly present participle of assister (see assist (v.)).
mid-15c., “helpful, of assistance,” from Middle French assistent (see assistant (n.)).
to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture. to be associated with as an or helper. to give aid or help. to be present, as at a meeting or ceremony. Sports. Baseball. a play that helps to put out a batter or base runner. Basketball, Ice Hockey. a play […]
- Assisted dying
noun the suicide of a person afflicted by an incurable disease, using a lethal dose of drugs provided by a physician for this purpose
- Assisted reproduction
the use of medical techniques to bring about the conception and birth of a child, including artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, egg and embryo donation, and drug therapy. Contemporary Examples Part of the reason for this gap may simply be time: assisted reproduction has only been around, after all, for 30 years. The Dark Side […]
- Assisted living
housing or living arrangements for the elderly, infirm, or disabled, in which housekeeping, meals, medical care, and other assistance is available to residents as needed. Contemporary Examples Moments later he did so again at an assisted living facility named for the Hebrew word “peace.” Passover Week Hate Crimes Evoke Horrible History Thane Rosenbaum April 21, […]
- Assisted respiration
assisted respiration assisted respiration as·sist·ed respiration (ə-sĭs’tĭd) n. A procedure for applying mechanically or manually generated positive pressure to gases in or surrounding the airway during inhalation to augment movement of gases into the lungs. Also called assisted ventilation.