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.
Angela Merkel, who knows and likes her Wagner and who is a regular attender at Bayreuth, has welcomed it, as have the Wagner family.
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.
Think of a first-time college attender in a public urban high school.
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.
The train back to Manhattan was wonderful - watching the Hudson and getting to know a long-time attender and talking about life experiences.
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."
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.
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.