attendant

noun
at·​ten·​dant | \ ə-ˈten-dənt How to pronounce attendant (audio) \

Definition of attendant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one who attends another to perform a service the bride and her attendants especially : an employee who waits on customers a gas-station attendant
2 : something that accompanies : concomitant the sword, ring, armor, and other attendants of knighthood
3 : attendee attendants at the festival

attendant

adjective

Definition of attendant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : accompanying, waiting upon, or following in order to perform service Cherub and Seraph … attendant on their Lord— John Milton
2 : accompanying or following as a consequence or result problems attendant on pollution civilization and its attendant morality— Robert Stone

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Synonyms for attendant

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of attendant in a Sentence

Noun She let the parking attendant park her car. let the hotel attendant help them with their bags Adjective The town is trying to deal with the population boom and the attendant increase in traffic. dreaded the coming flu season and the attendant flood of school absences
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Nina Ruchko, an attendant at a local dormitory, was looking forward to seeing the rare eclipse, but there was nothing but rain. New York Times, 10 June 2021 One year later, her new friend -- the CEO of United Airlines -- attended her wedding, and met with Sullivan and Sullivan's mother Patti Anderson, an American Airlines attendant. Diana Diroy, CNN, 9 June 2021 The robot uses cameras to follow an attendant with airport courier company AtYourGate to its delivery destination. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2021 Deb Bucci, an animal attendant at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, knew there was something special about Arrow, who lived in the shelter for eight months, the Burlington County Times reported. Frank Miles, Fox News, 7 May 2021 Participants handed the goods off to an attendant, who brought the items in to the inspection teams. Sanford Stein, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Job postings online listed a $150 signing bonus for a part-time front desk clerk at a Waukegan hotel; a posting for garage attendant at a Highland Park dealership offered a signing bonus of $500. Abdel Jimenez, chicagotribune.com, 5 May 2021 Does this also apply to bus drivers and school bus protocol -- i.e., will students be 3 feet from each other on buses, but 6 feet from a bus driver or a bus attendant? Sophie Tatum, ABC News, 23 Mar. 2021 Suffering from osteoporosis and high blood pressure, Al Sakhrah continues to work as a school attendant at a private school to provide for her new family. Jackie Abramian, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Each one of them has their own job, from the quarterback to the locker room attendant. Joe Moglia, Forbes, 7 July 2021 More dominant than Uber, Didi commands almost 90% of the Chinese market, and with its attendant services like bicycle rentals and a growing business in autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. Zachary Karabell, Time, 9 July 2021 Automobiles and their attendant culture molded labor practices, the fight for civil rights, cities, the arts, social life and the environment in radical—and dangerous—ways. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 July 2021 In sum, carbon reporting is a tectonic shift in U.S. financial reporting rules and its attendant downstream consequences. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Ridership has been decimated by the pandemic, and the tax bases that many systems rely on for funding have suffered during the attendant recession. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 2 Apr. 2021 The vile notion of white supremacy and its attendant hatreds has migrated from the shadows into the open in the past few years. BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2021 The White House perimeter keeps pushing farther out—security creep, with all of the attendant police-state vibes—scooping up ever more of the city grid. Jonathan Van Meter, Vogue, 29 June 2021 Though many of the schools in this story are still operating — and still accepting hundreds of teens into their programs each year — scrutiny of them has increased dramatically, as has attendant legislation. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of attendant

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for attendant

Noun

see attend

Adjective

see attend

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The first known use of attendant was in the 14th century

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“Attendant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attendant. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for attendant

attendant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of attendant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an assistant or servant
: an employee who serves or helps customers

attendant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of attendant (Entry 2 of 2)

formal : coming with or following as a result

attendant

noun
at·​ten·​dant | \ ə-ˈten-dənt How to pronounce attendant (audio) \

Kids Definition of attendant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who goes with or serves another the king's attendants
2 : an employee who waits on or helps customers a parking attendant

attendant

adjective

Kids Definition of attendant (Entry 2 of 2)

: coming with or following closely as a result heavy rain and its attendant flooding

attendant

noun
at·​ten·​dant | \ ə-ˈten-dənt How to pronounce attendant (audio) \

Medical Definition of attendant

: a person who attends another to perform a service ward attendants

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