from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attendee; one who attends a course, meeting etc.
  • n. The subject; one who experiences.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, attends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who attends or gives heed.
  • n. An attendant; a companion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who listens attentively
  • n. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  • n. a person who is present and participates in a meeting


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This kind of attender is not shy about pressuring less dominant leaders to fit into this mold.


  • Trump said he's a Christian -- a Presbyterian, in fact -- but admitted that he's not much more than a Christmas-and-Easter church attender.

    Brian D. McLaren: Good Friday Evangelicals

  • Angela Merkel, who knows and likes her Wagner and who is a regular attender at Bayreuth, has welcomed it, as have the Wagner family.

    Richard Wagner was no ranter | Martin Kettle

  • As a prior attender of Quaker functions, I've heard "Tis a Gift To Be Simple" more times than I can count, but this was an original take on it.

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  • Think of a first-time college attender in a public urban high school.

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  • Following that disastrous election when the best indicator that a person would vote Republican wasn't Party ID but whether they were a regular church attender, Democrats finally began investing in outreach and communication with America's faithful.

    Eric Sapp: Democrats Stung by Huge Losses With Faith Voters

  • The train back to Manhattan was wonderful - watching the Hudson and getting to know a long-time attender and talking about life experiences.

    Last Weekend, part 2 of 2

  • At virtually every Saddleback church service, a disclaimer is made from the platform and reinforced in the bulletin to the effect that, "if you are not a member or regular attender who considers this your church home, you are our guests - please do not feel compelled to give."

    The Elated And Inflated Rick Warren: More Than $2.4 Million ...In Publicity!

  • Well, I must admit, I increasingly wonder if I would not have been happier going into business or some other profession, and channeling my passion for the arts to being an avid attender/participant, a patron, a board member.

    Gary P. Steuer: The Greatest Challenge Arts Workers Face

  • Scratch the surface of any New Yorker and underneath you will find a dutiful museum-goer, concert-attender, gallery opening fundraiser-planning organizer who would like the world to be a little bit better every day and is consequently outraged when the world refuses to yield even an inch.

    Jeanne's Song, 2010


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