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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assistant  \As*sist"ant\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  assistant,  p.  pr  of 
  assister.] 
  1.  Helping;  lending  aid  or  support;  auxiliary. 
 
  Genius  and  learning  .  .  .  are  mutually  and  greatly 
  assistant  to  each  other  --Beattie. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  Of  the  second  grade  in  the  staff  of  the  army;  as 
  an  assistant  surgeon.  [U.S.] 
 
  Note:  In  the  English  army  it  designates  the  third  grade  in 
  any  particular  branch  of  the  staff.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assistant  \As*sist"ant\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  assists;  a  helper;  an  auxiliary;  a 
  means  of  help. 
 
  Four  assistants  who  his  labor  share.  --Pope. 
 
  Rhymes  merely  as  assistants  to  memory.  --Mrs. 
  Chapone 
 
  2.  An  attendant;  one  who  is  present.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assistant 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  a  person  who  is  subordinate  to  another 
  [syn:  {adjunct}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  contributes  to  the  fulfillment  of  a  need  or 
  furtherance  of  an  effort  or  purpose;  "my  invaluable 
  assistant";  "they  hired  additional  help  to  finish  the 
  work"  [syn:  {helper},  {help},  {supporter}] 




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