attendant

[uh-ten-duhnt]

noun

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.

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. attenborough,
  2. attend,
  3. attendance,
  4. attendance allowance,
  5. attendance centre,
  6. attendantly,
  7. attendee,
  8. attender,
  9. attending,
  10. attent

Origin of attendant

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of attendre to notice, await. See attend, -ant

Related formsat·tend·ant·ly, adverbsu·per·at·tend·ant, noun, adjectiveun·at·tend·ant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for attendants

attendant

noun

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

adjective

being in attendance
associated; accompanying; relatedattendant problems
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Word Origin and History for attendants
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