Origin of assistant
Related formsnon·as·sis·tant, nounun·as·sist·ant, adjective
Can be confusedassistance assistants
Examples from the Web for assistant
Thankfully, his assistant knows these roads like the back of his hand.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The assistant manager at the A&F store had found Elauf qualified for the position and was apparently going to hire her.
The pair had argued, and the assistant ceased performing this most onerous of duties.
He grew his talent as an assistant to Penn and Richard Avedon.
Robert Kennedy and his Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall brought new energy to the Civil Rights Division.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is a very fair hand at the compasses, and so I have got him here by way of assistant.
A small appropriation would enable him to employ an assistant who, in a short time, could do equally good work.The Future of Astronomy|Edward C. Pickering
I had some difficulty in finding an assistant for meteorological observations.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
He reached New York in 1818, and began his career here as assistant teacher in a commercial school.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
The assistant engineer thought he had been there two or three minutes, at least, waiting for a chance to speak to one of us.Down South|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for assistant
- a person who assists, esp in a subordinate position
- (as modifier)assistant manager