Crossword clues for ancillary
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ancillary \An"cil*la*ry\, a. [L. ancillaris, fr. ancilla a female servant.] Subservient or subordinate, like a handmaid; auxiliary.
The Convocation of York seems to have been always
considered as inferior, and even ancillary, to the
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1660s, "subservient, subordinate," from Latin ancillaris "relating to maidservants," diminutive of ancilla "handmaid," fem. diminutive of anculus "servant," literally "he who bustles about," from root of ambi- "about" (see ambi-) + PIE *kwol-o-, from root *kwel- (1) "move round, turn about, be much about" (see cycle (n.)).
a. subordinate; secondary; auxiliary; accessory. n. 1 Something that serves an ancillary function, such as an easel for a painter. 2 (context archaic English) An auxiliary; a subordinate.
Usage examples of "ancillary".
As a result, in each case, it was necessary to supplement the engram matrix with ancillary data obtained during prior downloading test runs with other subjects.
The port proper was enclosed and fenced, but ancillary businesses had grown up around it like whorehouses outside a military base: secondary shippers and expediters, gypsy truck collectives running rebuilt eighteen-wheelers, leaky fuel depots.
Big spherical deuterium tanks were plugged into the stress structure at the head of the cones, along with ancillary support equipment and ten small tokamaks that provided power for the main engine ignition sequence.
The Bletch is our local groundskeeper, ancillary services and so forth, the man who sprinkles the potted palms in the background and arranges for the billeting of transients such as yourself.
They looked ridiculous worn with my grey jacket, white shirt and college tie so I put on the matching white cotton jacket, and was soon dressed in the sort of outfit worn by physiotherapists, care assistants, support staff and ancillaries.
Their earlier capture plans were precipitated on an exterior capture of the dragon and a predefined sequence of moving charges on the primary and ancillary rails to channel the creature into the cage.
Karch was most often involved in what Grimaldi liked to call ancillary security issues and problems.
Noting that Figure 6 is very much simplified and does not show pumps, valves, controls, and ancillaries or accessories, the power system operates as follows: Liquid hydrogen and oxygen from the tanks are pumped to high pressure by small cryogenic pumps and injected into the steam generator where combustion takes place at controlled stoichiometric conditions.
Keeping the citywide grid of five-lane expressways open and the all-embracing network of rail tracks clear and functional for those three icy months of the year required thousands of snowplows and ancillary fleets of GPbots.
Congress to regulate the jurisdiction of the lower federal courts includes that of controlling the power of the courts to issue writs in cases where they have jurisdiction and to regulate other ancillary powers generally.
There were two large lecture amphitheaters on the first floor as well as several ancillary rooms.
Attendance was confined to other CEO's-those of Globanic's nine subsidiaries, all major companies themselves, most with their own ancillaries.
The diplomat's decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy - nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.
Their physical surroundings-the drive ancillaries, the bulkheads-fell away in a panorama of boiling psi-stuff, and the children forced back the curtain with their unity, searching.
Start with the factory staff, but don't overlook people who work at the power stations and other ancillaries.