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Definition 1: an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for attendant in the sense of this definition

(attendant is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of attendant ) any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another

"first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"

(... is a kind of attendant ) relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation

"when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"

Definition 2: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for attendant in the sense of this definition

(attendant is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of attendant ) one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

(... is a kind of attendant ) a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding

(... is a kind of attendant ) a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients

(... is a kind of attendant ) a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

"the orderly laid out the general's uniform"

(... is a kind of attendant ) in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood

(... is a kind of attendant ) a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle

(... is a kind of attendant ) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else

(... is a kind of attendant ) young nobleman attendant on a knight

(... is a kind of attendant ) a man who attends or escorts a woman

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant on an airplane

(... is a kind of attendant ) one who helps carry a stretcher

(... is a kind of attendant ) one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game

(... is a kind of attendant ) (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who takes care of baggage

(... is a kind of attendant ) an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels

(... is a kind of attendant ) an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who checks coats or baggage

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant at the court of a sovereign

(... is a kind of attendant ) the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine

(... is a kind of attendant ) a personal attendant of the British royal family

(... is a kind of attendant ) an attendant who is employed to accompany someone

(... is a kind of attendant ) (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood

(... is a kind of attendant ) a close attendant (as to a scholar)

(... is a kind of attendant ) a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief

(... is a kind of attendant ) a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone who rouses others from sleep

Definition 3: a person who is present and participates in a meeting - [noun denoting person]

Samples where attendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was a regular attender at department meetings
  • the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees

Synonyms for attendant in the sense of this definition

(attendant is a kind of ...) someone who takes part in an activity

"he was a major player in setting up the corporation"

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone who attends a convention

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone who is attending a party

"the hall was crowded with an overflow of partygoers"

(... is a kind of attendant ) someone who participates in a symposium

Definition 4: being present (at a meeting or event, etc.) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where attendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • attendant members of the congregation

(attendant is similar to ...) being or existing in a specified place

"the murderer is present in this room" "present at the wedding" "present at the creation"

Definition 5: occurring with or following as a consequence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where attendant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • collateral target damage from a bombing run

Synonyms for attendant in the sense of this definition

(attendant is similar to ...) following in time or order

"subsequent developments"

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