- 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 attendants
After fifteen minutes of CPR he is pronounced dead and taken to a mortuary, where attendants see him breathing.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
Less than 10 minutes later, the attendants wheeled out the gurney, which now bore a black body bag.
Two attendants climbed out, took a gurney from the back of the van, and disappeared inside the building.
An odd party of five orphans and their attendants are assembled for a birthday celebration on an East Texas ranch.This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 7, 2012
October 7, 2012
For this final show, attendants are asked to bring a bowl and a spoon.Be Meat and Drink: A Conceptual Performance at Allegra LaViola Gallery
April 15, 2011
Her father rode by her side, and a numerous train of attendants followed.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
There were attendants, running Turks, and guards before to clear the way.
The attendants are exceedingly civil, and charges regulated by a tariff.The Roof of France
Enter Rumi-naui, torn and ragged, and covered with blood, with two attendants.Apu Ollantay
The whole was closed by a long line of attendants and domestics.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
- 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 attendants
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.