Meaning of AUXILIARY in English

adj. & n.


1. (of a person or thing) that gives help.

2 (of services or equipment) subsidiary, additional.

--n. (pl. -ies)

1. an auxiliary person or thing.

2 (in pl.) Mil. auxiliary troops.

3 Gram. an auxiliary verb.

Phrases and idioms:

auxiliary troops Mil. foreign or allied troops in a belligerent nation's service. auxiliary verb Gram. one used in forming tenses, moods, and voices of other verbs.

Etymology: L auxiliarius f. auxilium help

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.