from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To be present at: attended class.
- transitive v. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result: The speech was attended by wild applause.
- transitive v. To accompany or wait upon as a companion or servant.
- transitive v. To take care of (a sick person, for example). See Synonyms at tend2.
- transitive v. To take charge of: They attended our affairs during our absence.
- transitive v. To listen to; heed: attended my every word.
- transitive v. Archaic To wait for; expect.
- intransitive v. To be present.
- intransitive v. To take care; give attention: We'll attend to that problem later.
- intransitive v. To apply or direct oneself: attended to their business.
- intransitive v. To pay attention: attended disinterestedly to the debate.
- intransitive v. To remain ready to serve; wait.
- intransitive v. Obsolete To delay or wait.
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- v. Alternative form of atend ("to kindle").
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard.
- transitive v. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
- transitive v. To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve.
- transitive v. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to.
- transitive v. To be present at.
- transitive v. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.
- intransitive v. To apply the mind, or pay attention, with a view to perceive, understand, or comply; to pay regard; to heed; to listen; -- usually followed by to.
- intransitive v. To accompany or be present or near at hand, in pursuance of duty; to be ready for service; to wait or be in waiting; -- often followed by on or upon.
- intransitive v. (with to) To take charge of; to look after.
- intransitive v. To wait; to stay; to delay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix the mind upon; listen to; have regard or pay heed to; consider.
- To accompany or be present with, as a companion, minister, or servant, or for the fulfilment of any duty; wait upon.
- To be present at or in for purposes of duty, business, curiosity, pleasure, etc.: as, to attend a meeting.
- To accompany or follow in immediate sequence, especially with a causal connection: said of things: as, a cold attended with fever; a measure attended with bad results.
- To wait or stay for; expect, as a person or an event.
- To be in store for; await.
- To give attention; pay regard or heed: followed by to: as, my son, attend to my words.
- To be present, in pursuance of duty, business, or pleasure; especially, act as an attendant: absolutely, or with on or upon, or at: as, who attends here ? to attend upon a committee; to attend at such a church. Hence To fix the mind in worship: with on or upon.
- To be consequent; wait: with on or upon.
- To stay; wait; delay.
- n. Attendance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take charge of or deal with
- v. give heed (to)
- v. to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
- v. be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
- v. work for or be a servant to
The reader should recollect, that I have often called the public attention to the conduct of this said professed Jacobin Tailor; for instance, when Sir Francis Burdett left the Tower, and the procession was got up for him, Tailor Place undertook to attend, and to take the management of those who were on horseback; but when the time arrived, the Tailor _forgot to attend_, although he was one of the most violent against the Baronet, for going over the water and deceiving the people.
Choosing a school to attend is choosing a consumption bundle.
The school our kids attend is a private one, mostly because all the lessons (except for Malay) are in English.
The only con besides NYCC that I really get upset about not being able to attend is Dragoncon, but I have no idea how that is doing in popularity.
The thing that STUNS and I do mean STUNS me at the Creation Official Twilight Tours that I attend is how many people became fans of the books because of the movies.
Anyone who would like to attend is more than welcome.
The school he has begun to attend is filled with students who are also reincarnations of various folk figures.
Mr. SONDHEIM: Well, first of all, attend is an old fashioned word, so right away you know you're not in the 20th century.
The low quality of the schools black and brown children attend is another critical piece of the problem.
Eventually, all presidents seems to get out of touch because of the bubble that they exist within and every event they attend is staged.