noun, plural aux·il·ia·ries.
Origin of auxiliary
Synonyms for auxiliary
Examples from the Web for auxiliaries
Contemporary Examples of auxiliaries
Their auxiliaries, until the advent of the French, were wholly undisciplined.Washington in Victory
October 10, 2008
Historical Examples of auxiliaries
There are eighty auxiliaries to the State Suffrage Association.
Bretagne was still the scene of action to the English auxiliaries.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
Had I but a 12,000 of Auxiliaries to guard my right flank, while trying it!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)
The auxiliaries of the Romans; an auxiliary in a good cause; an auxiliary to learning.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
There are whispers of "Bavarian auxiliaries" being hired for them, too.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)
noun plural -ries
- a sailing vessel with an engine
- the engine of such a vessel
Word Origin for auxiliary
c.1600, from Latin auxiliaris "helpful," from auxilium "aid, help, support," related to auctus, past participle of augere "to increase" (see augment).
"foreign troops in service of a nation at war," c.1600, from auxiliary (adj.). Related: Auxiliaries.