• Attending to Royalty
    Attending to Royalty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj attendant following or accompanying as a consequence "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems","snags incidental to the changeover in management","attendant circumstances","the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness","the ensuant response to his appeal","the resultant savings were considerable"
    • adj attendant being present (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation"
    • n attendant an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    • n attendant a person who is present and participates in a meeting "he was a regular attender at department meetings","the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"
    • n attendant someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The dog is served water by one of his many attendants The dog is served water by one of his many attendants
Imani attends to the crippled fakir Imani attends to the crippled fakir
St. Louis prays in his bed, surrounded by clerics and attendants St. Louis prays in his bed, surrounded by clerics and attendants

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1930, the heaviest a female flight attendant could be was 115 pounds. They also had to be unmarried nurses.
    • Attendant Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. "The natural melancholy attendant upon his situation added to the gloom of the owner of the mansion."
    • Attendant Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting. "From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph.""Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord."
    • Attendant (Law) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.
    • Attendant One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor. "A train of attendants ."
    • Attendant One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.
    • Attendant (Law) One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.
    • Attendant That which accompanies; a concomitant. "A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Gary, Ind., persons are prohibited from attending a movie house or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic.
    • attendant Accompanying; being present or in attendance.
    • attendant Accompanying, connected, or immediately following as consequential: as, intemperance, with all its attendant evils.
    • attendant In law, depending on or connected with something or some person; owing duty or service.
    • n attendant One who attends or accompanies another, in any character; especially, one who belongs to a train or retinue; a follower.
    • n attendant One who attends on or waits the pleasure of another, as a suitor or the like.
    • n attendant Specifically In law, one who owes a duty or service to, or depends on, another.
    • n attendant One who is present, as at a public meeting, for any purpose.
    • n attendant That which accompanies or is consequent on anything.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: US Presidents who never attended college: Grover Cleveland, Abraham Lincoln, Harry S Truman, and George Washington.
    • adj Attendant giving attendance: accompanying
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  • Dwight L. Moody
    “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;”
  • Mark Twain
    “He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.”
  • John Wolcot
    John Wolcot
    “What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!”
  • Michael Korda
    “The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. attendant, p. pr. of attendre,. See Attend (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. atendre—L. attendĕread, to, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

What are the physiological and morbid results attending the ordinary and the immoderate exercise of the VOLITIVE FACULTIES?
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Motion and sound inevitably go together; but every sound is not attended to.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
I had preached three times on the Sunday, walked six miles, and attended to several other duties.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Genji sent his attendants very early to their own quarters, and then, through Kokimi, requested an interview with the lady.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
Their spears and their arms were carried behind them, by attendants.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
The chief cause of this intense strain is the uncertainty attending the operations of Wall street.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Perhaps both unite in the continuation of a custom which must be attended with some loss to them.
"The Gipsies' Advocate or, Observations on the Origin, Character, Manners, and Habits of The English Gipsies" by James Crabb
It made one feel very proud to go off down the dark road so attended.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
The garden Matazaemon would allow no one to attend to but himself.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Conveyed by the divers attendants her goods lay piled up at the last source of supply.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville

In poetry:

Hope, from the everlasting hills,
On shining wing descends;
And Faith, pre-eminently bright,
Her sacred flight attends.
"Dependence On God" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper
Attending angels shout for joy,
And the bright armies sing,
"Mortals, behold! the sacred seat
Of your descending King."
"Hymn 10" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Where'er the heavenly nymph is seen,
With lustre-beaming eye,
A train, attendant on their queen,
(Her rosy chorus) fly.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
In his manhood he defended
All that greatness has and beauty;
Later he the stars attended
In their silent course to God.
"Johan Ludvig Heiberg 1860" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Ajax went over to Nashville,
To attend the great centennial;
And a white man asked him rashly
About the race in general.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"'Wicked weather for walking,"
Said Eddi of Manhood End.
"But I must go on with the service
For such as care to attend."
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

While the fellas were in Vegas over the weekend, they attended a comic convention to hunt him down in the flesh with full hopes to chat it up with The Punisher.
Those who attended the Avenged Sevenfold concert in the Yakima SunDome on Wednesday night beared witness to what many fans of music have more than likely fantasized about at least once.
The director has attended the Academy Awards ceremony only once during his lengthy career.
Germany's Lufthansa reaches deal with flight attendants, averting more strikes.
Born in Knoxville, Tenn. April 11, 1920, to Douglas and Gertrude Tilson, she grew up in Knoxville and Johnson City where she attended cosmetology school.
Attendance at NPE & AWA Events Bursts Records.
Everyone was hopeful that 2012 would mark an improvement in the attendance of trade shows and conference programs.
Sue Dixon, at left, and Mary Abele attended the Awakened World 2012 conference in Italy.
He attended Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas, where he was a 1996 Chips Quinn scholar, a national award given to minority journalism students.
Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy Attends Rush Concert To Witness Peart's Awesomeness .
Jennie Garth (L) and actor Peter Facinelli attend the 2010 Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Chairman's Gala at The Waldorf Astoria on June 2, 2010 in New York City.
All seven of the Hound boys were in attendance for this meet, and five of those saw personal bests.
While beliefs in heaven and hell have remained steady in recent decades, the increased belief in miracles crosses all religious traditions, with the strongest gains reported by those who attend services infrequently, Martin reported.
I recently attended the 90th birthday party for Gloria Smith, the widow of Tom Smith.
Out of state guest attended from Pennsylvania.

In science:

From our study using these special FCM model, FRM model and the special FCRM bimodel it is clear that the PWDs and the caretakers shun the usual schools attended by others. This was also evident from the fall in the educated PWDs employed in the 10 years from early 1990 to early 2000.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Unfortunately I have not been able to attend the school. I want to express my thanks to the organizers for inviting me and also my excuses for not being there.
Sub-riemannian geometry from intrinsic viewpoint
Nonetheless, their arguments attend to the fundamental issues behind the scaling relation χ = 2ξ − 1.
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
Of course, there is still one issue to attend to: a priori, there is no guarantee that the minimum probability inf Z∗ PD (g , U ) is positive.
Geodesics of Random Riemannian Metrics I: Random Perturbations of Euclidean Geometry
The entire mathematical treatment so described, and all its attendant physical conclusions, have been presented in what follows.
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion