• Attending to Royalty
    Attending to Royalty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attender 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 attender someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    • n attender someone who listens attentively
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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: The average number of guests that attend a wedding in the U.S. is 189
    • n Attender One who, or that which, attends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Based on a US Justice Department study conducted between 1992 and 1996, workplace violence troubles 1.7 million Americans a year. Number of workers attacked or threatened per thousand: Police officers: 306, Private security guards: 218, Taxi drivers: 184, Prison guards: 117, Bartenders: 91, Mental health professionals: 80, Gas station attendants: 79.
    • n attender One who attends or gives heed.
    • n attender An attendant; a companion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Occasionally, hot dog sales at baseball stadiums exceed attendance, but typically, hot dog sales at ballparks average 80 percent of the attendance.
    • ns Attender one who gives heed: a companion:—fem. Atten′dress
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  • Saul Bellow
    Saul Bellow
    “Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.”
  • Washington Irving
    “Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.”
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. atendre—L. attendĕread, to, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

The attendants refused to allow the wounded man to be disturbed.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
Manner of distributing a baked Hog and Kava to Poulaho's Attendants.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
The courier declared that he could find even a superior animal; and at once set forth on his mission, suitably attended.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
It is the fashion to attend Mrs. Coutts' parties and to abuse her.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
Rest, he said, made a man rusty, and attendance upon the worship of God he denounced as worse than folly.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
She attended the district school, was a fair writer and speller and, like her father very fond of reading.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The Committee attended to his wants and forwarded him on North.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
The attendants drew aside.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
As masters of good lineage are ever attended upon by servants desirous of preferment so is the Bharata cherished by all poets.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"

In poetry:

One ear to Twardowski bending,
One eye on his wife, but more
Feigning than in fact attending,
Satan seeks to reach the door.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
But should it grace the heav'nborn soul,
Tho' hard may be its fate;
Tho' poverty and grief attend,
And pain its steps await;
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
"But — three are gathered together —
Listen to me and attend.
I bring good news, my brethren!"
Said Eddi of Manhood End.
"Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling
Without beginning, aim or end;
Supreme, incessant, unbegot;
The systems change, but goal is not,
Where the Infinities attend.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
'Tis Christmas eve. In church and hall
The laden fir-trees bend;
Glad children throng the festival
And grandsires too attend.
"Christmas Eve" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Then the moon in silvery brightness,
Will show her pale, sad face;
And the stars as her attendants,
Will stud infinite space.
"Sunset" by Mary Weston Fordham

In news:

Keila Cosme, a native of Puerto Rico, says she knew she had to do well when she left home to attend Boston University.
Some circumstances may keep even the most vigilant political watchdogs from attending their local meetings and events, but they need not worry with the enhanced content of, a click of your mouse will take you there.
The School of Art at the University of Cincinnati hosts a series of ongoing lectures that sadly go under-attended, despite the international renown of the speakers involved.
A race-goer attends day five of the Royal Ascot races in Ascot , England, on Saturday, June 23.
Racegoers attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2012 in Ascot , England.
Planning on attending an Ash Wednesday service tomorrow.
Best known in East Hampton for the years he spent as a gas station attendant at the Y Pay More station on Three Mile Harbor Road, Frederick Askin , known as Rick, died on April 25 in Riverhead after a short bout with cancer.
Daniel Asor of Wilmington will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan College for the fall 2012 semester.
Reliable transportation and excellent attendance is required.
She attended a 17th Ward Democratic Committee party earlier this month at Saratoga Steaks restaurant in DeWitt.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney took a shot at President Barack Obama late Monday night after it was reported that the president has attended fewer than half of his daily intelligence briefings.
Salem Community College introduces 'Weekend College,' a new option to obtain an associate's degree for those who can't attend traditional classes.
Five creative respondents will be flown to New York City and attend the private event as The Most Interesting Man's attaché .
David Ortiz, one of four Red Sox players who attended Monday's funeral for Sox icon Johnny Pesky , said all of his teammates "probably" should have attended, "but I'm nobody to say who should and who should not.
I attended a couple of Veterans Day memorial events, enjoyed a Glenn Miller Band concert, went to church, ate breakfast with members of my car club, attended the Marine Corps birthday gala.

In science:

Some other mechanism such as the finite beam-width of the elementary emission mechanism (2γ−1 ), the finite band-width of emission at a g iven radius (with attendant RFM in the effective range of radii visible), or refractive broadening would be required to produce the profile evolution.
Radio Pulsars
It was a pleasure to attend this great conference. I also would like to thank Ann, Emma and Helen, a constant source of inspiration and support, for their continuous understanding about the life of a physicist.
Results on Heavy Quark Physics at TeV Energies
NASA had been very explicit that we had to have official letters of invitation to attend and they were reissued for the later date.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Oliver Jennrich was the main organizer, and it was attended by about 180 scientists.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
The conference was attended by just under 700 scientific delegates.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society