Attendants



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

After fifteen minutes of CPR he is pronounced dead and taken to a mortuary, where attendants see him breathing.
Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead Sandeep Jauhar August 20, 2014

An odd party of five orphans and their attendants are assembled for a birthday celebration on an East Texas ranch.
This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 7, 2012 Nicholas Mancusi October 6, 2012

For this final show, attendants are asked to bring a bowl and a spoon.
Be Meat and Drink: A Conceptual Performance at Allegra LaViola Gallery Lizzie Crocker April 14, 2011

Less than 10 minutes later, the attendants wheeled out the gurney, which now bore a black body bag.
Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apartment Michael Daly February 1, 2014

Two attendants climbed out, took a gurney from the back of the van, and disappeared inside the building.
Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Apartment Michael Daly February 1, 2014

Historical Examples

Dropping her flowers in alarm, the maiden screamed for her mother and attendants.
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various

Her father rode by her side, and a numerous train of attendants followed.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

The next morning horses and attendants were in waiting to escort us to the Kan-wang’s presence.
Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh Lin-Le

The attendants are exceedingly civil, and charges regulated by a tariff.
The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards

The lady and her attendants soon vanished from the sight of the travellers.
Anne of Geierstein, Volume I (of 2) Sir Walter Scott

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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