Attendant
Attendant At*tend"ant, a. [F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.] 1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting. [1913 Webster]

From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. [1913 Webster]

The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir. --Cowell. [1913 Webster]

{Attendant keys} (Mus.), the keys or scales most nearly related to, or having most in common with, the principal key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its relative minor or major. [1913 Webster]


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  • attendant — ⇒ATTENDANT, ANTE, part. prés., loc. adv., adj. et subst. A. Part. prés. de attendre. B. Emploi adj. et subst. 1. Emploi adj. [En parlant d une pers. ou d un groupe de pers.] (cf. attentif et attentiste) : • 1. Tu ne sais pas ce que c est qu une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • attendant — Attendant, [attend]ante. adj. verbal. Qui attend Estes vous des attendants? En attendant. Maniere de parler adverbiale. Jusques à temps. En attendant qu il vienne. en attendant que vous en soyez éclaircy. en attendant mieux, en attendant quelque… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Attendant — may refer to:* Car attendant, a railroad employee * Flight attendant, flight crew employed to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers * Museum attendant * Toilet attendant, maintain standards in a toilet and collects any usage fees *… …   Wikipedia

  • attendant — [ə ten′dənt] adj. 1. attending or serving [an attendant nurse] 2. being present 3. accompanying as a circumstance or result [attendant difficulties] n. 1. a person who attends or serves [an attendant at the zoo, a queen s attendants] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Attendant — At*tend ant, n. 1. One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor. A train of attendants. Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attendant — index ancillary (auxiliary), caretaker (one caring for property), clerical, coactor, coadjutant, cohort, collateral ( …   Law dictionary

  • attendant — attendant, ante (a ten dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui attend. 2°   En termes de musique, cadence attendante, cadence imparfaite, qui se fait en montant d une quinte et qui semble attendre une réponse. 3°   S. m. Sectaire qui soutient qu il n y a dans …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • attendant — [adj] being present or related accessory, accompanying, ancillary, associated, attending, coincident, concomitant, consequent, incident; concept 577 Ant. absent, detached attendant [n] person who serves others aide, alarm clock*, assistant,… …   New thesaurus

  • attendant — ► NOUN 1) a person employed to provide a service to the public. 2) an assistant to an important person. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ occurring at the same time or as a result of …   English terms dictionary

  • attendant — I UK [əˈtendənt] / US noun [countable] Word forms attendant : singular attendant plural attendants * 1) someone whose job is to help customers or people who visit a public place a car park attendant 2) someone whose job is to look after another… …   English dictionary

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