- a person who attends another, as to perform a service.
- Chiefly British. an usher or clerk.
- a corollary or concomitant thing or quality.
- a person who is present, as at a meeting.
- being present or in attendance; accompanying.
- consequent; concomitant; associated; related: winter holidays and attendant parties; war and its attendant evils; poverty and its attendant hardships.
Origin of attendant
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Examples from the Web for attendant
All of the work that comes with being an escort, and all of its attendant horrors, for this… paperweight?And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars
March 24, 2014
This, in turn, ensured concentrated poverty and all its attendant problems, as well as bad schools and poor public services.How We Built the Ghettos
March 13, 2014
A fetus only truly became a person, with all the attendant rights that brings, at birth.Israel's Secular-Religious Abortion Compromise
December 12, 2013
In a way the concept of genius has now returned to its Roman origins, when an attendant spirit was within reach of everyone.What is a Genius?
November 9, 2013
Having that name and its attendant endless puns cannot be easy in the first place.Anthony Weiner Has Some Competition
August 4, 2013
For twenty-three days more Eyre and his attendant Wylie pursued their way.Explorations in Australia
Now Sami was found, an attendant whom he could call whenever he wanted him.What Sami Sings with the Birds
The fellow was attired in the uniform of an attendant at the sanitarium.
Should he make inquiries of the attendant concerning that which he so desired to know?
Frank saw it would be best to leave before the attendant arrived.
- a person who accompanies or waits upon another
- a person employed to assist, guide, or provide a service for others, esp for the general publica lavatory attendant
- a person who is present
- a logical consequence or natural accompanimenthatred is often an attendant of jealousy
- being in attendance
- associated; accompanying; relatedattendant problems
Word Origin and History for attendant
1550s, "one who waits upon," from the adjective, or from Middle French atendant, noun use of present participle of atendre (see attend).
late 14c., "solicitous, attentive," see attendant (n.). Sense of "serving under, accompanying in a dependant position" is from c.1400.