Auxiliary vs Annex - What's the difference?

auxiliary | annex |

As nouns the difference between auxiliary and annex

is that auxiliary is a person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner while annex is an addition, an extension.

As an adjective auxiliary

is helping]]; [[give|giving assistance or support.

As a verb annex is

to add something to another thing; to incorporate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Helping]]; [[give, giving assistance or support.
  • auxiliary troops
  • Supplementary or subsidiary.
  • Held in reserve for exceptional circumstances.
  • (nautical) Of a ship, having both sails and an engine.
  • (grammar) Relating to an auxiliary verb.
  • Synonyms

    * (supplementary) accessory * (having sails and engine) motorsailer


  • A person or group that acts in an auxiliary manner.
  • A sailing vessel equipped with an engine.
  • (grammar) An auxiliary verb.
  • *
  • The three traditionally recognized Non-modal Auxiliaries' are the per-
    fective '''Auxiliary''' ''have'', the progressive '''Auxiliary''' ''be'', and the passive '''Auxiliary

    ''be''. Perfective ''have'' is so-called because it marks the completion (hence, ''perfec-
    tion'') of an action; it is followed by a VP headed by a perfective ''-n'' participle, as
    (121)    The referee has [VP ''shown
    him the red card]
  • A marching band colorguard.
  • See also

    * axillary



    Alternative forms

    * annexe (UK, Australia, New Zealand)

    Etymology 1

    , from (etyl) (m).


  • An addition, an extension.
  • An appendix.
  • An addition or extension to a building.
  • An addition to the territory of a country or state, from a neighbouring country or state, normally by military force.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • To add something to another thing; to incorporate.
  • The ancient city of Petra was annexed by Rome.
  • *
  • To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.
  • to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt
  • To join; to be united.
  • (Tooke)
    Derived terms
    * annexable * annexure * annexation * annexational * annexationism * annexationist
    * separate