assistant

Definitions

  • the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
    the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj assistant of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
    • n assistant a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose "my invaluable assistant","they hired additional help to finish the work"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST
The Baron's Assistant Reader The Baron's Assistant Reader
MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
    • Assistant An attendant; one who is present.
    • Assistant Helping; lending aid or support; auxiliary. "Genius and learning . . . are mutually and greatly assistant to each other."
    • Assistant (Mil) Of the second grade in the staff of the army; as, an assistant surgeon .
    • Assistant One who, or that which, assists; a helper; an auxiliary; a means of help. "Four assistants who his labor share.""Rhymes merely as assistants to memory."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest painting in the world is The Battle of Gettysburg, painted in 1883 by Paul Philippoteaux and sixteen of his assistants. The painting took two and a half years to create and is 410 feet long, 70 feet high, and weighs 11,792 pounds.
    • assistant Standing by; present; accompanying.
    • assistant Present to help; helpful; aiding or fitted to aid and support; auxiliary: with to.
    • n assistant One who stands by; a bystander; one who takes part in anything: usually in the plural.
    • n assistant One who stands by to help; one who helps; a helper; an auxiliary; specifically, one who is associated with another as an auxiliary in carrying on some systematic work or undertaking, or in discharging the duties of an office: as, the harbor-master and his assistants; a bookkeeper's assistant.
    • n assistant An official auxiliary to the father-general of the Jesuits. Erroneously called adjutant-general.
    • n assistant [Sp. asistente.] The chief officer of justice at Seville.
    • n assistant In the Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies, one of the elected councilors who constituted the governor's council and the upper house of the legislature. The number of assistants in the former was eighteen; in the latter, originally five, later seven.
    • n assistant In dyeing, a substance, such as tartaric acid, acetate of lime, or sulphate of soda, added to the dye-bath, to effect a brightening of the color.
    • assistant Assisting; hence, subordinate in rank; specifically, as an official designation, occupying the next lower grade: as, an assistant adjutant-general.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Alexander Graham Bell Was working on the telephone in 1876, he spilled battery acid on his pants and called out to his assistant, "Watson, please come here. I want you." Watson, who was on another floor, heard the call through the instrument he was hooking up, and ran to Bell's room. Bell's words became the first ever successfully communicated using a telephone.
    • adj Assistant helping or lending aid
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Quotations

  • Harrison Ford
    Harrison Ford
    “I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. [On being an actor]”
  • George Linnaeus Banks
    George Linnaeus Banks
    “For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar%20Gracian
    “Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.”
  • Thomas J. Watson
    Thomas%20J.%20Watson
    “A manager is an assistant to his men.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. assistant, p. pr. of assister,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. assistĕre, to stand by—ad, to, sistĕre.

Usage

In literature:

There is too heavy a sea running to allow of a boat with more hands being sent to our assistance.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Henry Raymond that day accompanied me and Herbert home, to assist, as he said, in carrying my presents.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
A boat instantly brought the surgeon and his assistants to inspect the dead and assist the living.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Newton consulted with his father relative to the disposal of the trunk; but Nicholas could assist him but little with his advice.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
How does your sublime highness propose to obtain your end; and in what manner can your slave assist to produce your wishes?
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
But think you I will remain here idly, when I can assist one who risks his life for me?
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
Notwithstanding the superciliousness of my friendly assistant, I still wrote verse, which was handed about the village as something wonderful.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Bax assisted him, and in a few minutes both were hauled safely on board.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
Peter Poyas, it was said, had enlisted six hundred without assistance.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
During nearly the whole term of Miss Gilson's service she was in company with Mr. Fay and his assistants.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
Dick was soon on his feet again, while we assisted him, in spite of what he had said, to get up his horse.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
The deputy hung to the limb and yelled for assistance, but no one came, and he found he could hold on no longer.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Palmer sent word asking me to send all the men I could spare to come over to assist in hunting the murderers.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Assistant-Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Still, he expected that in time he would lend assistance and pull him out of the pit.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The political counter-revolution assisted the moral counter-revolution, and was in turn assisted by it.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Now would I beat his pate, but that I think the fool may assist me out of my difficulties.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
He was very desirous of getting away and having the assistance of a surgeon, who, however, could do no more for him than was being done.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
No flesh was to be seen, not a dish was there which required the assistance of a knife.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
They were to have dinner with Tony's colleague Okola, and an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, a Mr. Lazada, at the latter's house.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
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In poetry:

From his gaze she turned, to borrow
Pride's assistance against sorrow—
God vouchsafes that scanty loan,
When He taketh all our own.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Friendship seeking thy assistance,
Gives to thee her pledge of love;
Thou shalt guard the sacred treasure,
Ever faithful wilt thou prove.
"To A Sheet Of Paper" by Elizabeth Bath
Then wild the Union to assist,
As regulars or volunteers,
The blacks rushed forward to enlist
'Midst thunder shouts and deafening cheers.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Then cautiously, I clambered down,
Assisted by fair Luna's light,
And when I gained my cot, and town,
Lo, 'twas the silent noon of night.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell
Lord, listen to my loud complaint —
Refresh me kindly, lest I faint,
And turn to me thy radiant face:
For sweet is thy assisting Grace!
"Part Of The Sixty-Ninth Psalm" by Rees Prichard
"No, sir," said William, "though perplext
And much disturbed by my sister,
I in this matter of the text,
I thank my memory, can assist her.
"The Text" by Charles Lamb

In news:

According to several stories in the Russian press, Poland, with assistance from France and Germany, is going to construct its own system of missile defense.
TGU-Granville students assist officials in marking ducks.
Children attending were each provided an opportunity to assist Dept.
"Just a coincidence," Mickey, age 64, said of locating the outside assistance.
Hampton guard Anthony Barber plans to wrap up his recruiting visits the weekend of Sept 22nd and make a commitment by the end of October, according to Crabbers assistant coach Walter Brower Jr.
Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes for Minnesota, helping the Timberwolves overcome a weak shooting performance in their season opener and beat the Sacramento Kings 92-80 on Friday night.
The Laurel County Sheriff's Special Response Unit assisted in the search for suspects in a Pulaski County burglary.
Olympic High School baseball assistant coach Thomas Hunter gets his son Andrew, 3, lined up for a ground ball during a youth baseball clinic at Olympic High School.
Keegan Pascal, 8, does a few chin up assisted by Olympic High School baseball player Noel Torres during the youth baseball camp at Olympic High School on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 MEEGAN M REID/KITSAP SUN.
Lori Perkio, assistant director of the Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittee on disability assistance and memorial affairs.
The Associated Press Mavericks assistant Terry Stotts (left) with head coach Rick Carlisle, joins Blazers assistant Kaleb Canales as the final two candidates for the team's head coaching position.
WANTED 4-H Program Assistant UT Extension Service Bradley County The 4-H Program Assistant is responsible to the County Director in carrying out job assignments.
4-H Program Assistant UT Extension Service Bradley County The 4-H Program Assistant is responsible to the County Director in carrying out job assignments.
With just two weeks left to apply for assistance to pay heating bills, staff of Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program is gearing up for those who may have been putting off applying for assistance .
Leftfield Productions, based in Nyack, NY is looking for a part-time Production Assistant to assist in its busy production office.
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In science:

To keep things interesting, we will give his assistant, Sphagnum, the option of inserting a ball into Magnus’ pattern whenever Magnus has a wait.
Juggling probabilities
In the first model, Magnus (or his assistant) will only throw to heights that would not lead to two balls landing at the same time.
Juggling probabilities
Naser Ghodsi for their assistance on computational aspects of this work.
An appropriate candidate for exact distribution of closed random walks using quantum groups
The results in this chapter will assist us primarily when Φ is an ISAP (or a perturbed ISAP).
Random Surfaces
We thank Daniel Lidar, Jeff Lundeen and Kevin Resch for assistance and helpful discussions.
Diagnosis, prescription and prognosis of a Bell-state filter by quantum process tomography
Assisted by the non-linear medium, some pump photons with energy ωp decay into photon pairs with energies ωs and ωi .
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The financial assistance provided by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, is being gratefully acknowledged here.
Viscosity in spherically symmetric accretion
I would like to thank my friend and colleague Emil Tafra for technical assistance in composing this paper.
Rabi spectra - a simple tool for analyzing the limitations of RWA in modelling of the selective population transfer in many-level quantum systems
We propose a scheme for scalable photonic quantum computation based on cavity assisted interaction between singlephoton pulses.
Scalable photonic quantum computation through cavity-assisted interaction
For example, the class of ‘staff ’ in a company may be represented by a table like the one shown in Figure 1 and separate tables may be created for each of the subclasses ‘manager’, ‘supervisor’ and ‘assistant’, each of these with columns relevant to the particular subclass but not for other subclasses.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Part of this work was done while the author was a visiting assistant professor at Texas A&M University; the author is indebted to the members of that institution and especially to Ken Dykema for their kind hospitality.
On topologically finite-dimensional simple C*-algebras
Latterly, following the development of quantum information theory , entanglement assisted communication [7, 8] has presented a new sphere in which puzzles may arise.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
However, things may look rather less clear-cut when one considers the phenomena of entanglement assisted communication such as superdense coding and teleportation .
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
Thus we should ask how the Everett interpretation fares with locality in entanglement assisted communiction.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
The examples of entanglement assisted communication, as usually understood, would strongly suggest otherwise.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
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