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Meaning of ATTENDANT

Pronunciation:  u'tendunt

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

ATTENDANT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord.
    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.
    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.
  2. \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.
    4. (Law) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on,
       another. --Cowell.
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