What does attendant mean?

Definitions for attendant
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.


  1. attendant

    An attendant is a person who performs services for another person or an organization. This can involve various tasks such as assisting, helping, taking care, serving, or accompanying a person, often in a specific role or in a particular place. The term is commonly used in contexts such as customer service, healthcare, or event management.

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. Rebecca Eltzroth:

    At that point, the flight attendant handed the phone over to Sam and he proposed over the PA system, I nodded my head yes! and he walked back to our row, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

  2. Karen Momsen-Evers:

    Helpless, Momsen-Evers waited until airborne and reached out to another flight attendant. I begged her, I said' I'm sure someone can make an emergency phone call,' says Karen Momsen-Evers, but the other crew member told her nothing could be done. I just wanted someone to go and try to save him.

  3. Karen Momsen-Evers:

    Karen Momsen-Evers waited until airborne to reach out to another flight attendant for help and asked if they could make an emergency call from the cockpit. I showed Karen Momsen-Evers the texts. Karen Momsen-Evers said that she there is nothing Karen Momsen-Evers could do and that they could not disturb the pilot. They offered me a drink, that was it, says Karen Momsen-Evers. I just wanted someone to go and try to save him.

  4. Ayanna Hart:

    The flight attendant said,' Oh, don't worry about him. He flies with us all the time. He's Delta Platinum,'.

  5. Neil deGrasse Tyson:

    ... there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.

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    A affront
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