un attendant

attendant

[uh-ten-duhnt]
noun
1.
a person who attends another, as to perform a service.
2.
Chiefly British. an usher or clerk.
3.
a corollary or concomitant thing or quality.
4.
a person who is present, as at a meeting.
adjective
5.
being present or in attendance; accompanying.
6.
consequent; concomitant; associated; related: winter holidays and attendant parties; war and its attendant evils; poverty and its attendant hardships.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French, present participle of attendre to notice, await. See attend, -ant

attendantly, adverb
superattendant, noun, adjective
unattendant, adjective


1. escort, companion, comrade; follower, retainer, servant. 3. accompaniment, consequence.
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attendant (əˈtɛndənt)
 
n
1.  a person who accompanies or waits upon another
2.  a person employed to assist, guide, or provide a service for others, esp for the general public: a lavatory attendant
3.  a person who is present
4.  a logical consequence or natural accompaniment: hatred is often an attendant of jealousy
 
adj
5.  being in attendance
6.  associated; accompanying; related: attendant problems

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attendant
1550s, "one who waits upon," from pp. adj. (mid-15c.), from O.Fr. atendant, prp. of atendre (see attend). The adj. originally meant "attentive;" sense of "accompanying in a dependant position" is from 1610s.
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