1. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another;
[syn: attendant, attender, tender]
2. a person who is present and participates in a meeting;
- Example: "he was a regular attender at department meetings"
- Example: "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
[syn: attendant, attender, attendee, meeter]
3. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another;
[syn: accompaniment, concomitant, attendant, co-occurrence]
1. being present (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation";
2. following or accompanying as a consequence;
- Example: "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"
- Example: "snags incidental to the changeover in management"
- Example: "attendant circumstances"
- Example: "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"
- Example: "the ensuant response to his appeal"
- Example: "the resultant savings were considerable"
[syn: attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Attendant \At*tend"ant\, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre. See Attend, v. t.] 1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting. [1913 Webster] From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. [1913 Webster] The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell. [1913 Webster] Attendant keys (Mus.), the keys or scales most nearly related to, or having most in common with, the principal key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its relative minor or major. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Attendant \At*tend"ant\, n. 1. One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor. "A train of attendants." --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting. [1913 Webster] 3. That which accompanies; a concomitant. [1913 Webster] [A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
215 Moby Thesaurus words for "attendant": Ganymede, Hebe, X-ray technician, accessible, accessory, accompanier, accompanist, accompanying, accompanyist, acolyte, adherent, adjunct, adjutant, after, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, air warden, airline hostess, airline stewardess, ancilla, ancillary, anesthetist, appendage, assistant, associated, at hand, attendance, attending, auxiliary, available, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, best man, body of retainers, bootblack, boots, buff, cabin boy, caddie, cadet, caretaker, castellan, cavaliere servente, chaperon, chaperone, chore boy, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, cohort, coincident, collateral, comate, combined, companion, companion piece, concomitant, concurrent, conjoint, consecutive, consequent, conservator, consort, copyboy, corollary, correlative, cortege, coupled, court, courtier, cupbearer, curator, custodian, dangler, dependent, depending, deputy, dietitian, disciple, dresser, ensuing, entourage, errand boy, errand girl, escort, executive officer, fan, fellow, flunky, follower, following, footboy, forest ranger, game warden, gamekeeper, gofer, governor, guardian, guardian angel, hanger-on, help, helper, helping, helpmate, helpmeet, henchman, homme de cour, hospital administrator, hostess, immanent, immediate, in view, incident, indwelling, inherent, janitor, joined, joint, junior, keeper, laboratory technician, lackey, later, lieutenant, lifeguard, lifesaver, lineal, mate, menial, ministering, mutual, next friend, office boy, office girl, on board, on deck, on hand, orderly, page, paired, parallel, paranymph, paraprofessional, parasite, partisan, partner, physical therapist, physiotherapist, posterior, present, prochein ami, public, puisne, pursuer, pursuivant, radiographer, radiotherapist, ranger, related, resultant, resulting, retinue, rout, satellite, second, sectary, sequent, servant, servile, serving, servitorial, shadow, shepherd, sideman, simultaneous, slave, squire, steward, stewardess, stooge, striker, subordinate, subsequent, succeeding, successive, successor, suite, supporter, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, tagtail, tail, tender, train, trainbearer, twin, underling, usher, usherette, votary, waiting, ward heeler, warden, warder, within call, within reach, within sight, yeoman, younger