verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attend
Examples from the Web for well-attended
At the IMF confab, one of the most well-attended sessions was a panel on restructuring sovereign debt.
There used to be a well-attended regatta at Talkintarn, in the Lake district.Boating|W. B. Woodgate
He had lost money on three morning lectures, delightful lectures and well-attended, but still a financial loss.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
Four days later (June 6) a well-attended meeting of the party was held at Willis's Rooms.
On Sunday evenings there is a well-attended voluntary service there.With our Fighting Men|William E. Sellers
It carries on an active trade in cattle, horses, corn and honey, while four well-attended fairs are held annually.
British Dictionary definitions for well-attended (1 of 2)
adjective (well attended when postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for well-attended (2 of 2)
Word Origin for attend
Word Origin and History for well-attended
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.