assistant

noun as·sis·tant \ ə-ˈsi-stənt \

Definition of assistant

1 :a person who assists someone :helper; also :a person holding an assistantship
2 :a device or product that provides assistance
  • software assistants
  • personal digital assistant
— see 1pda

assistant

adjective

Examples of assistant in a Sentence

  1. an assistant to the college president

  2. an assistant to the store manager

  3. a wealthy executive who has a personal assistant

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Origin and Etymology of assistant



ASSISTANT Defined for English Language Learners

assistant

noun

Definition of assistant for English Language Learners

  • : a person who helps someone; especially : a person whose job is to help another person to do work

  • : a person whose job is to help the customers in a store


ASSISTANT Defined for Kids

1

assistant

adjective as·sis·tant \ ə-ˈsi-stənt \

Definition of assistant for Students

:acting as a helper to another
  • an assistant manager

2

assistant

noun

Definition of assistant for Students

:a person who assists another


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