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Definition of Attendant


  1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.
  2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.
  3. Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.
  4. One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor.
  5. One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.
  6. That which accompanies; a concomitant.
  7. One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.

Attendant Quotations

A war, with its attendant human suffering, must, when that evil is unavoidable, be made to fragment more than buildings: It must shatter the foundations of thought and re-create. Only in this way does every individual share in the cataclysm and understand the purpose of sacrifice.
Wole Soyinka

But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons.
Elizabeth Gilbert

I'm interested in people who find themselves in places, either of their choosing or not, and who are forced to decide how best to live there. That feeling of both citizenship and exile, of always being an expatriate - with all the attendant problems and complications and delight.
Chang-Rae Lee

Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
Cordell Hull

As an Old Navy style attendant, I'm all about upgrading your bare basics and presenting them to your customer as basics you need to have in your wardrobe.
Brad Goreski
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Attendant Translations

attendant in Dutch is steward
attendant in Latin is custos
attendant in Portuguese is assistente
attendant in Spanish is sirviente
attendant in Swedish is deltagare
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