- having primary responsibility for a patient.
- holding a staff position in an accredited hospital.
Origin of attending
- to be present at: to attend a lecture; to attend church.
- to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: Fever may attend a cold. Success attended her hard work.
- to take care of; minister to; devote one's services to: The nurse attended the patient daily.
- to wait upon; accompany as a companion or servant: The retainers attended their lord.
- to take charge of; watch over; look after; tend; guard: to attend one's health.
- to listen to; give heed to.
- Archaic. to wait for; expect.
- to take care or charge: to attend to a sick person.
- to apply oneself: to attend to one's work.
- to pay attention; listen or watch attentively; direct one's thought; pay heed: to attend to a speaker.
- to be present: She is a member but does not attend regularly.
- to be present and ready to give service; wait (usually followed by on or upon): to attend upon the Queen.
- to follow; be consequent (usually followed by on or upon).
- Obsolete. to wait.
Origin of attend
Examples from the Web for attending
Lawrence, 43, entered the filmmaking world while attending film school at Loyola Marymount University.‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More
November 23, 2014
During the summer of 2013, I had the pleasure of attending a taping of The Colbert Report.Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More
November 20, 2014
After graduating high school, he attending the University of Virginia, double-majoring in economics and foreign relations.Ben McKenzie’s Journey From Reluctant Teen Idol on ‘The O.C.’ to Sheriff of ‘Gotham’
November 4, 2014
Also attending was Regan, who told investigators the president had been “crestfallen” at hearing about the diversion.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations
November 3, 2014
We have weekly Monday meetings, but every day is different, from attending meetings to giving design directions, on and on.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy
November 3, 2014
The staff had fallen into the way of attending Wilson's operations.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
And as it's a great funeral, thirteen priests will be there, attending.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
McBain was in the quarters attending to the detail which fell to his lot.The Law-Breakers
During the past two months I have been attending a number of Conventions.The Ministry of Intercession
We were alone, Effie was attending to her plants in the conservatory.
- to be present at (an event, meeting, etc)
- (when intr, foll by to) to give care; minister
- (when intr, foll by to) to pay attention; listen
- (tr; often passive) to accompany or followa high temperature attended by a severe cough
- (intr; foll by on or upon) to follow as a consequence (of)
- (intr foll by to) to devote one's time; apply oneselfto attend to the garden
- (tr) to escort or accompany
- (intr; foll by on or upon) to wait (on); serve; provide for the needs (of)to attend on a guest
- (tr) archaic to wait for; expect
- (intr) obsolete to delay
Word Origin and History for attending
c.1300, "to direct one's mind or energies," from Old French atendre (12c., Modern French attendre) "to expect, wait for, pay attention," and directly from Latin attendere "give heed to," literally "to stretch toward," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + tendere "stretch" (see tenet). The notion is of "stretching" one's mind toward something. Sense of "take care of, wait upon" is from early 14c. Meaning "to pay attention" is early 15c.; that of "to be in attendance" is mid-15c. Related: Attended; attending.