Definitions for: Attendant


[n] a person who participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
[n] someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
[adj] following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"



Webster (1913) Definition: At*tend"ant, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre.
See Attend, v. t.]
1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.

From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph.
--Sir W.
Scott.

Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord.
--Milton.

2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as
consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its
attendant evils.

The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation
added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion.
--Sir W.
Scott.

3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the
widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell.

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.


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.

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

3. That which accompanies; a concomitant.

[A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits.
--Pope.

4. (Law) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on,
another. --Cowell.

Synonyms: accompanying, attendee, attender, concomitant, incidental, incidental to(p), meeter, related, related to, tender

See Also: arouser, assistant, baggageman, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, bridesmaid, caddie, checker, companion, conventioneer, courtier, cupbearer, equerry, escort, esquire, famulus, flight attendant, gallant, gillie, golf caddie, groomsman, help, helper, hospital attendant, lifeguard, lifesaver, linkboy, linkman, litter-bearer, loader, orderly, page, participant, partygoer, racker, rocker, rouser, second, servitor, squire, steward, stretcher-bearer, supporter, trainbearer, varlet, waker

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