at·​tend·​ee | \ ə-ˌten-ˈdē How to pronounce attendee (audio) , ˌa- \

Definition of attendee

: a person who is present on a given occasion or at a given place attendees at a convention

Examples of attendee in a Sentence

There were 300 attendees at the conference.
Recent Examples on the Web Another attendee was Guido Murga, the owner of One Headlight, a hospitality supplies distributor. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Governor," 19 Feb. 2021 And a couple years ago, one reveal did turn deadly when a family built a pipe bomb that killed a 56-year-old attendee. Lydia Wang,, "When Will Gender Reveal Parties Stop Happening?," 10 Feb. 2021 But for Paul Gubbins, an advertising technology executive and serial conference attendee, digital interfaces and home delivery would grant him an unexpected benefit on the circuit: free hands. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "‘Gifting-as-a-Service’ Companies Want to Rid the World of Unused Corporate Swag," 21 Apr. 2021 If there's attendee testing, capacity will increase to 150 people indoors and 500 people outdoors -- with distancing and face covering requirements. CNN, "Travel to New York City during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go," 15 Apr. 2021 Organizers didn’t provide any specific details about the event, including attendee capacity. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "San Diego Comic-Con schedules three-day in-person event over Thanksgiving weekend," 28 Mar. 2021 Several, however, including this attendee, poked their heads through the sunroof once the show began. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, "Further Covid-19 Restrictions Looming, Coperni Fuels Paris Fashion Week With Hope," 5 Mar. 2021 Two of the secondary Covid-19 cases were student athletes in close contact of a bar attendee with Covid-19 who attended indoor sports practice and in-person classes. Ashley Ahn, CNN, "Illinois bar opening event linked to 46 Covid-19 cases, a school closure and hospitalization, CDC report says," 5 Apr. 2021 Another event attendee who worked at a long-term care facility exposed co-workers and residents, infecting one staff member and two residents with COVID-19. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "'Repeating the same exact mistakes': Bar linked to COVID-19 outbreak resulting in 46 cases, 650 kids sent home from school," 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of attendee

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attendee

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6 May 2021

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“Attendee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of attendee

: a person who is present at an event, meeting, etc., or at a particular place

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