from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
- adj. Secondary in importance; subordinate.
- adj. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
- n. One that is subsidiary to another.
- n. A subsidiary company.
- n. Music A theme subordinate to a main theme or subject.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. auxiliary or supplemental
- adj. secondary or subordinate
- adj. of, or relating to a subsidy
- n. A company owned by the parent company or holding company
- n. a subordinate theme
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy.
- n. One who, or that which, contributes aid or additional supplies; an assistant; an auxiliary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Held ready to furnish assistance; held as a reserve.
- Lending assistance; aiding; assistant; furnishing help; ancillary.
- Furnishingsupplementary supplies: as, a subsidiary stream.
- Relating or pertaining to a subsidy; founded on or connected with a subsidy or subsidies: as, a subsidiary treaty.
- n. One who or that which contributes aid or additional supplies; an auxiliary; an assistant.
- n. In music, a subordinate theme or subject, especially in an episode of an extended work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. functioning in a supporting capacity
- n. a company that is completely controlled by another company
- n. an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
Latin subsidiārius, from subsidium, support; see subsidy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)