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.

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Miles told attendees that House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 2 increased the basic allotment per student by 20 percent and provides funds for full-day Pre-K for low-income students, which drew loud applause from the crowd. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Senator Borris Miles hosts Missouri City Town Hall," 12 July 2019 The libraries will offer free guides to the trail called passports that are stamped to qualify attendees to be selected for a prize at the finale. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: The sex lives of ‘Three Women’, ‘Opinionated Women’ and Edith Wharton," 11 July 2019 Officials also are still working on other key crowd management details, such as how to get attendees through magnetometers in an orderly fashion. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event," 1 July 2019 Aubry Leigh will guide attendees in creating colorful mixed media paintings with their body. Ramona Sentinel, "Two nonprofits to stage AnomaR arts festival," 27 June 2019 Carts will be available to transport attendees with limited mobility. Pomerado News, "A golden celebration for Spirit of the Fourth," 26 June 2019 In the 2018 clip, however, Biden was not speaking at a rich donor’s home or flattering attendees at a fund-raiser. John Herrman, New York Times, "Biden’s Gaffes, and Why We Hate Politicians Talking About Us Behind Our Backs," 26 June 2019 Annual outdoor family/pet friendly festival put on Friends of the Shelter (FOTS) to raise awareness about pet lifesaving activities,connect attendees with local businesses and nonprofit groups, and raise funds for FOTS programs. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: June 24-30," 24 June 2019 In 2017, the information security conference Black Hat USA surveyed attendees and found that 58% believed their organizations didn't have sufficient budget to recover from a ransomware attack or other breach. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse," 21 June 2019

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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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