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attendant

noun at·ten·dant \ ə-ˈten-dənt \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of attendant

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

Examples of attendant in a Sentence

  1. She let the parking attendant park her car.

  2. let the hotel attendant help them with their bags

Recent Examples of attendant from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of attendant

see attend

attendant Synonyms


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attendant

adjective

Definition of attendant

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

Examples of attendant in a Sentence

  1. The town is trying to deal with the population boom and the attendant increase in traffic.

  2. dreaded the coming flu season and the attendant flood of school absences

Recent Examples of attendant from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'attendant.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of attendant

see attend

attendant Synonyms

Synonyms
resultant, consequent, consequential, due (to)
Related Words
accompanying, coincident, concomitant
Near Antonyms
causal

ATTENDANT Defined for English Language Learners

attendant

noun

Definition of attendant for English Language Learners

  • : an assistant or servant

  • : an employee who serves or helps customers


attendant

adjective

Definition of attendant for English Language Learners

  • : coming with or following as a result


ATTENDANT Defined for Kids

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attendant

noun at·ten·dant \ ə-ˈten-dənt \

Definition of attendant for Students

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

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attendant

adjective

Definition of attendant for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

attendant

noun at·ten·dant \ ə-ˈten-dənt \

medical Definition of attendant

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


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