from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give help or support to, especially as a subordinate or supplement; aid: The clerk assisted the judge by looking up related precedents. Her breathing was assisted by a respirator.
- intransitive v. To give aid or support. See Synonyms at help.
- intransitive v. To be present, as at a conference.
- n. An act of giving aid; help.
- n. Sports A fielding and throwing of a baseball in such a way that enables a teammate to put out a runner.
- n. Sports A pass, as in basketball or ice hockey, that enables the receiver to score a goal.
- n. Sports Official credit that is given for such a pass.
- n. A mechanical device providing aid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A helpful action or an act of giving.
- n. a statistic used in different sports to quantify the act of helping another player score points or goals; in baseball, an assist is defensive, allowing a teammate to record a putout.
- v. To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.
- v. To help.
- v. To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To lend aid; to help.
- intransitive v. To be present as a spectator.
- transitive v. To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To attend; be present at or with; take part with.
- To help; aid; succor; give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress.
- To be associated with as an assistant.
- To lend aid or help.
- To be present, as at a public meeting; take part, as in a ceremony or discussion.
- In euchre, to order the adoption of the suit to which the card turned up as trump belongs, when this order is given by the partner of the dealer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give help or assistance; be of service
- v. work for or be a servant to
- v. act as an assistant in a subordinate or supportive function
- n. the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
- n. (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
To have his goal scored on my assist is a great thing for us.
A good way to assist is to bring entrepreneurial and business skills to them.
The No. 1 plague on America's box scores is what I call assist inflation -- the awarding of assists that are not assists according to the very extensive language in the NCAA Statistician's Manual.
But they had a big assist from the Hollywood moguls and the invention of new media techniques.
Their job, which they do with an assist from the police, is to give names to "the forgotten": murder victims whom the police have been unable to identify.
-- PG John Boyer led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.71) and had 41 assists to only two turnovers over the last eight games.
They take care of the ball (13th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio; 26th in assists) and play tight defense, averaging 10.3 steals (35th).
When the hero receives a critical assist from the kindly reservation police chief, the text offers a quick aside that the policeman is so strong because he's "a lean-meat and veggies man."
Junior point guard Marquis Jones led the Atlantic 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio with a 2.8 mark, and his backup, junior Stevie Mejia, was second at 2.7.
Sophomore guard Jordan Taylor jumped into the starting lineup upon Leuer's injury and never left as he ranks among the nation's best in assist-to-turnover ratio.