Auxiliary vs Ancillary what difference

what is difference between Auxiliary and Ancillary

English

Etymology

From Latin auxiliārius (assistant, ally), equiv. to auxiliāris (helping, aiding), from auxilium (help, aid), from augēre (to increase).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːkˈsɪljəɹi/, /ɔːkˈsɪli.əɹi/, /ɔːkˈsɪləɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɔɡˈzɪljəɹi/, /ɔɡˈzɪliɛɹi/, /ɔɡˈzɪləɹi/
  • (cot-caught merged) IPA(key): /ɑɡˈzɪljəɹi/, /ɑɡˈzɪliɛɹi/, /ɑɡˈzɪləɹi/
  • Rhymes: -ɪliəɹi
  • Rhymes: -ɪliɛəɹi

Adjective

auxiliary (not comparable)

  1. Helping; giving assistance or support.
    auxiliary troops
    Synonyms: ancillary, accessory
  2. Supplementary or subsidiary.
  3. Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
  4. (nautical) Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
  5. (grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb.

Synonyms

  • (supplementary): accessory
  • (having sails and engine): motorsailer

Translations

Noun

auxiliary (plural auxiliaries)

  1. A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
  2. A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.
  3. (grammar) An auxiliary verb.
    • The three traditionally recognized Non-modal Auxiliaries are the per-
      fective Auxiliary have, the progressive Auxiliary be, and the passive Auxiliary
      be. Perfective have is so-called because it marks the completion (hence, perfec-
      tion
      ) of an action; it is followed by a VP headed by a perfective -n participle, as
      in:
      (121)    The referee has [VP shown him the red card]
  4. A marching band colorguard.

Translations

Related terms

  • auction
  • auctioneer
  • augment
  • augmentation

See also

  • axillary

Further reading

  • auxiliary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • auxiliary in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology

From Latin ancillāris (ancillary; relating to maids), from ancilla (maid).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈænsəˌleɹiː/
  • Rhymes: -ɪləɹi

Adjective

ancillary (comparative more ancillary, superlative most ancillary)

  1. Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary
    Synonym: accessory
    • 1836, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature, Chapter 3:
      [] how easily he took all things along with him,—the persons, the opinions, and the day, and nature became ancillary to a man.
    • 1898, John Wesley Powell, Truth and Error, Chapter 7
      [E]very organ of the body, whatever function it may perform, must also perform the other four functions in an ancillary manner.

Translations

Noun

ancillary (plural ancillaries)

  1. Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter.
  2. (archaic) An auxiliary.

Translations

References

  • ancillary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • ancillary in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • ancillary at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Carlylian, cranially

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