noun, plural aux·il·ia·ries.
Origin of auxiliary
Synonyms for auxiliary
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Contemporary Examples of auxiliary
We retooled music, which sounds sort of small and auxiliary, but I think we figured out a way to help the audience.‘Michael J. Fox Show’ Creator: We’re Not Canceled…Yet
February 6, 2014
None of this will be easily accomplished, and America has only an auxiliary role.How the U.S. Will Lose Egypt
January 31, 2011
Historical Examples of auxiliary
And now, having such an auxiliary, you must do your best to show the unbelievers that you are right.The Republic
First of all, the so-called "auxiliary sciences" are not all of them sciences.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
In 1884 the Boston Political Class was formed as an auxiliary.
Within a few months fourteen counties had auxiliary societies.
Furthermore, never use an auxiliary lever to screw up the jaws.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
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.