ancillary ancillary  /ˈæn sə ˌlɛ ri/


  • (adj) furnishing added support


  1. There may have been ancillary benefits from the American show of force: Libya has given up its nuclear ambitions; Iran may, or may not, be doing the same.
  2. And there are ancillary industries feeding on the success of Beck and others like him.
  3. Traditionally, India's capital didn't offer the ancillary, nocturnal pleasures we've come to expect from Asia's super-cities.


  1. 100+ sailors coming home from duty overseas

    VIRGINIA BEACH – Monday is homecoming day for more than 100 sailors who've been deployed overseas.   They served in various Middle Eastern locations to provide Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, point defense, medical, Counter-Insurgency, Civil Affairs and other ancillary roles in support of the U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads

  2. Ancillary Fees Collected by Airlines Hit Record High

    A new study shows airlines worldwide set a new record in 2012 racking up $27.1 billion in ancillary revenue. The 19.9% increase in money collected from bag fees, on-board sales, and various other non-fare revenue sources shows airlines are expanding how they generate profits.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "The athletes tend to use the sports psychologists on a seasonal basis, before they have a big competition, to help them focus and concentrate," Evans says. "Some of the Australian representatives may have access to those ancillary services...
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Ian Evans Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "To take a position that it's all going to move to user-generated and be this anarchy and democracy is wrong," Eisner said. "To take the point of view that it's all going to be distribution of ancillary product from the studios and others is...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Michael Eisner Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Not only will this project result in well over a thousand new jobs for hard-working Pennsylvanians, but those jobs will provide ancillary benefits for the entire region," said Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell, in a statement.
    on May 19, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source:

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amiable amiable
/ˈeɪ mi ə bəl /