• IPA: /ˈænsəˌleɹiː/


  1. Subordinate; secondary; auxiliary
    Synonyms: 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.
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