at·ten·dant /əˈtɛndənt/ 名詞
1. Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.
From the attendant flotilla rang notes triumph. --Sir W. Scott.
Cherub and Seraph . . . attendant on their Lord. --Milton.
2. 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. --Sir W. Scott.
3. Law Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.
Attendant keys Mus., the keys or scales most nearly related to, or having most in common with, the principal key; those, namely, of its fifth above, or dominant, its fifth below (fourth above), or subdominant, and its relative minor or major.
1. One who attends or accompanies in any character whatever, as a friend, companion, servant, agent, or suitor. “A train of attendants.”
2. One who is present and takes part in the proceedings; as, an attendant at a meeting.
3. That which accompanies; a concomitant.
[A] sense of fame, the attendant of noble spirits. --Pope.
4. Law One who owes duty or service to, or depends on, another.
adj : following as a consequence; "an excessive growth of
bureaucracy, with related problems"; "snags incidental
to the changeover in management" [syn: accompanying,
concomitant, incidental, incidental to(p)]
n 1: someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of
another [syn: attender, tender]
2: a person who participates in a meeting; "he was a regular
attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied
both organizers and attendees" [syn: attender, attendee,