ETYM Latin ancillaris, from ancilla a female servant.
Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.
Auxiliary; secondary; subordinate; auxiliary.
1. A supplementary component; SYN. appurtenance, supplement.
2. Additional clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of one's main clothing (such as belts, scarves, or handbags); SYN. accoutrement, accouterment.
3. Someone who helps another person commit a crime; SYN. accomplice, accessary.
1. A hardware device, such as an expansion board or chip, that can be added to a computer to expand its capabilities. Also called: add-in. See also open architecture (definition 2).
2. A supplemental program that can extend the capabilities of an application program. See also utility program.
A number that is added to another number.
ETYM French addition, Latin additio, from addere to add.
1. A component that is added to something to improve it; SYN. improver.
2. A quantity that is added; SYN. increase, gain.
3. A suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area.
4. The act of adding one thing to another.
In arithmetic, the operation of combining two numbers to form a sum; thus, 7 + 4 = 11. It is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic (the others are subtraction, multiplication, and division).
1. A person who is subordinate to another.
2. Something added to another thing but not an essential part of it.
3. An addition that is not essential.
4. A construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
ETYM Latin applicatio, from applicare: cf. French application. Related to Apply.
1. A diligent effort; SYN. diligence.
2. A program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; SYN. application program, applications programme.
3. A verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school.
4. The act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; SYN. practical application.
5. The work of applying something; SYN. coating, covering.
1. An auxiliary person, group, or device; specifically; a member of a foreign force serving a nation at war; a Roman Catholic titular bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and not having the right of succession — called also auxiliary bishop
2. An auxiliary boat or ship
3. An auxiliary verb
1. Something forming a back that is added for strengthening; SYN. mount.
2. The act of providing approval and support; SYN. championship, patronage.
ETYM Cf. French endossement.
1. A promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books); SYN. blurb.
2. A signature that endorses something.
3. The act of endorsing.
ETYM French supplément, Latin supplementum, from supplere to fill up. Related to Supply.
A quantity added; e.g. to make up for a deficiency.