AskDefine | Define attendant

Dictionary Definition

attendant adj : following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management" [syn: accompanying, concomitant, incidental, incidental to(p)]

Noun

1 someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another [syn: attender, tender]
2 a person who participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees" [syn: attender, attendee, meeter]

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English

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Noun

  1. One who attends; one who works with or watches something.
    Give your keys to the parking attendants and they will park your car for you.

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Adjective

attendant
  1. Going with; associated; concomitant.
    They promoted him to supervisor, with all the attendant responsibilities and priveleges.

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French

Verb form

attendant
  1. En attendant Patrick, j'ai croisé David.

Extensive Definition

Attendant may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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