assistant assistant  /ə ˈsɪ stənt/


  1. (n) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  2. (adj) of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another



  1. Paula Harris has an assistant who always seems to be there for her--even though they're not based in the same city or even in the same state.
  2. As Monsignor Spell man approached, it hushed; the assistant consecrators bowed slightly.
  3. He also holds appointments as clinical professor of medicine and clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine.


  1. Assistant coach named for NDSU men's hoops team

    A former men's basketball player at North Dakota State University is returning as an assistant coach.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KX TV North Dakota

  2. Urban Meyer, assistant coaches seek improvement in recruiting according to 2012 performance reviews

    Assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers addresses the media at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center during his introduction press conference on Jan. 12, 2012.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Lantern

  3. Assistant DA fired after police incident

    A Bexar County assistant district attorney has been fired following an incident in which she was mentioned in a friend's driving while intoxicated arrest report for advising him not to submit to a breath test. Tara D. Richardson, who had worked as a misdemeanor family justice unit prosecutor for less than a year, also “flashed her badge” during the May 25 encounter, according to the San Antonio ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News


  1. "I am very sad for David that he has suffered this injury," Capello said in a statement on the FA website. "I spoke with him after the game on Sunday night to offer my support, as did (assistant) Franco Baldini. David is a great professional...
    on Mar 15, 2010 By: Fabio Capello Source: Washington Post

  2. "I appreciate the 21 years that Mike Shanahan has given to the organization as an assistant and head coach, and the two Super Bowl wins in that time," owner Pat Bowlen said in the statement. "His contributions hold a special place in Broncos...
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Pat Bowlen Source: Rapid City Journal

  3. "He's the best shot maker in the game," Rivers said. "There's probably better athletes and all that, but there's no better shot maker than Kobe Bryant. I mean, in that stretch I kept turning to [assistant coaches Tom Thibodeau and Armond...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: (blog)

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