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əˈtɛn dəntat·ten·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attendant, attender, tendernoun

    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

  2. attendant, attender, attendee, meeternoun

    a person who is present and participates in a meeting

    "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"

  3. accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrenceadjective

    an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

  4. attendantadjective

    being present (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation"

  5. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequentadjective

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"


  1. attendantnoun

    One who attends; one who works with or watches something.

    Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.

  2. attendantadjective

    Going with; associated; concomitant.

    They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attendantadjective

    Accompanying as subordinate.

    Etymology: attendant, Fr.

    Other suns, perhaps,
    With their attendant moons, thou wilt descry,
    Communicating male and female light. Par. Lost, b. viii.

  2. Attendantnoun

    I will be returned forthwith; dismiss your attendant there; look it be done. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    When some gracious monarch dies,
    Soft whispers first and mournful murmurs rise
    Among the sad attendants. Dryden.

    I endeavour that my reader may not wait long for my meaning: to give an attendant quick dispatch is a civility. Thomas Burnet, Theory, Preface.

    He was a constant attendant at all meetings relating to charity, without contributing. Jonathan Swift, Fates of Clergymen.

    And govern well thy appetite, lest sin
    Surprize thee, and her black attendant, death. Par. L. b. vii.

    They secure themselves first from doing nothing, and then from doing ill; the one being so close an attendant on the other, that it is scarce possible to sever them. Decay of Piety.

    He had an unlimited sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits, which prompted him to engage in travels. Alexander Pope, Ess. on H.

    It is hard to take into view all the attendants or consequents that will be concerned in the determination of a question. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attendantverb

    being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting

  2. Attendantverb

    accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils

  3. Attendantverb

    depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir

  4. Attendantnoun

    one who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor

  5. Attendantnoun

    one who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting

  6. Attendantnoun

    that which accompanies; a concomitant

  7. Attendantnoun

    one who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another

  8. Etymology: [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre. See Attend, v. t.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attendant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attendant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of attendant in a Sentence

  1. Brian Avery:

    Based on the manufacturer's manual weight limits, [Tyre] should have been prohibited from riding, and the attendant and/or operator had a responsibility to ensure that he was of the appropriate weight to be on the ride in the first place, considering he wasn't, and they didn't check, you know, he was subjected to a known and foreseeable hazard associated with this attraction and unfortunately lost his life as a result of it.

  2. Kelsey Myers:

    As a new mom, I’ve been nervous traveling, so... I made sure everything I was taking was like OK. I did the same this past weekend when I left him, and had to pump all weekend, so what I was bringing was allowed, we got to the gate, and there ended up being a two-and-a-half hour delay, and I had to pump on the plane. I went to board and the attendant stopped me, saying I had' too many bags.'.

  3. Queen Victoria:

    The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

  4. United Airlines:

    While United did not operate the flight, Ms. Ahmad was our customer and we apologize to her for what occurred on the flight, after investigating this matter, United has ensured that the flight attendant, a Shuttle America employee, will no longer serve United customers.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Look, here's the situation, we agree with the One China policy. We signed on to it, and all the attendant agreements made from there, but the idea that it can be taken by force, just taken by force, is( just not) appropriate.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. motile
    • B. irascible
    • C. flabby
    • D. tenebrous

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