Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being the principal physician supervising a patient's care.
  • adjective Being a physician on the regular medical staff of a hospital.
  • noun The principal physician supervising a patient's care.
  • noun A staff physician in a hospital.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Serving on the staff of a teaching hospital as a doctor.
  • noun US A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patient's care.
  • verb Present participle of attend.

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

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)

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Examples

  • Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar.

    Chapter 1

  • In a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house, and separated from all the other apartments by a gallery and staircase, I kept my workshop of filthy creation: my eye-balls were starting from their sockets in attending to the details of my employment.

    Chapter 4

  • If you are interested in attending (it costs £40, or £60 for a pair of tickets), you can email Julia Baxter for details.

    Current Affairs

  • Crowley had to leave his firearms in attending this VERY IMPORTANT PHOTO-OP.

    Thank God Joe Biden was at the beer summit. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Devereaux, in attending numerous military functions, wore a decorated uniform that included high military honors, including a

    William Devereaux

  • If you are interested in attending WordCamp Fraser Valley and are in the area next Saturday, leave a comment by midnight (Pacific time) on Tuesday, August 18th:

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » August

  • You can now register online for the con and pay by PayPal – the cost for attending is €30 which was £27.14 when I registered a minute ago.

    2009 September « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • You can now register online for the con and pay by PayPal – the cost for attending is €30 which was £27.14 when I registered a minute ago.

    Octocon 2009 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • You can become a successful science fiction writer without attending a workshop like this, and attending is no guarantee of success, but for the right writer, this can be the event that gets you from promising to published.

    Boing Boing

  • The Israelis are still attending is the major point.

    Netanyahu to skip Obama's nuclear security summit

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