at·​tend·​ee | \ə-ˌten-ˈdē, 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.

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Financial theorist and author William Bernstein speaks to attendees during a book signing. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "Jack Bogle’s Bogleheads Keep Investing Simple. You Should Too.," 5 Oct. 2018 Other die-hard members balk at the idea of toning down their public protest (like leaving guns and swastika flags at home, as one post suggests to attendees). Jane Coaston, Vox, "The alt-right is debating whether to try to look less like Nazis," 10 Aug. 2018 In between acts, attendees were treated to banter between the announcer and rodeo clown in the arena. Patrick Connolly,, "Silver Spurs Rodeo brings bucking bulls back to Kissimmee," 2 June 2018 Also announced was the participants of the Mentoring Roundtables, which give attendees a chance to ask questions about their own projects in development. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Paul Feig, Neal Moritz Join Produced By Conference Lineup," 14 May 2018 And to control the issue of overcrowding and hours-long lines, Sephora broke up the weekend into four separate sessions of 1,200 attendees max. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Inside Sephoria: Sephora's Fabulous, Glittery, Two-Day House Party," 22 Oct. 2018 Frieze has become an art-world juggernaut, and some of the attendees were naturally a bit more conscious of being seen compared to those who went to the newer 1-54 fair (it’s just four years old). Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Duro Olowu Picks the Best Street Style From Frieze London and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair," 8 Oct. 2018 As the bells tolled, a number of the attendees wept. Corlyn Voorhees,, "Portland marks MAX attack anniversary with ceremony, mural dedication," 26 May 2018 The IndyStar Wine & Food Experience will feature several opportunities for attendees to enjoy this culinary exploration: Grand Tasting: Savor unlimited samplings of chef creations from local restaurants, tastings of fine wines and craft beers. Indianapolis Star, "Save on Wine & Food Experience Tickets," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of attendee

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attendee

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The first known use of attendee was in 1908

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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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