Attendant



a person who 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.
being present or in ; accompanying.
consequent; concomitant; associated; related:
winter holidays and attendant parties; war and its attendant evils; poverty and its attendant hardships.
Contemporary Examples

The guy who took the cake suffered from a Vagina Dentata phobia, with attendant castration anxiety.
HONOR THIS! Moral Courage February 2, 2014

Kids were at school, wife was at work, and my attendant kept mostly quiet.
‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney Jay McInerney December 21, 2012

The theory is once you manage your thoughts better, you find that the attendant emotions can be managed as well.
‘LA Shrinks’: A Television Writer Discovers His Shrink Is on a Bravo Reality Show Mike Chessler April 7, 2013

We have been cheated by this argument, as it is obvious that war can have attendant consequences capable of deadly havoc.
Mumbai’s Dangerous Amnesia M.J. Akbar November 24, 2009

All of the work that comes with being an escort, and all of its attendant horrors, for this… paperweight?
And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars Scott Bixby March 23, 2014

Historical Examples

I have heard all about the attendant circumstances and the rescue of these lads.
That Scholarship Boy Emma Leslie

There was a knock on the door of the box, and an attendant put in his head.
Jack O’ Judgment Edgar Wallace

One day he had gone to a retired place for a bath, and his attendant had gone to bring a suit.
Studies in Medival Life and Literature Edward Tompkins McLaughlin

Nearer and louder came the music and the attendant vocal Babel.
The Return of Peter Grimm David Belasco

First entered an attendant, bearing a large tray, on which were ranged several dozens of exceedingly small cups.
The Lieutenant and Commander Basil Hall

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 public: a lavatory attendant
a person who is present
a logical consequence or natural accompaniment: hatred is often an attendant of jealousy
adjective
being in attendance
associated; accompanying; related: attendant problems
n.

1550s, “one who waits upon,” from the adjective, or from Middle French atendant, noun use of present participle of atendre (see attend).
adj.

late 14c., “solicitous, attentive,” see attendant (n.). Sense of “serving under, accompanying in a dependant position” is from c.1400.

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