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An attendant is someone whose job is to help people in a place such as a petrol station, a car park, or a cloakroom.
Someone who works in a shop selling goods to customers is not an 'attendant'. A person like this is called a shop assistant.
In American English, this person is called a sales clerk.
|Noun||1.||attendant - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another|
companion - one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
baggageman - an attendant who takes care of baggage
batman - an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
checker - an attendant who checks coats or baggage
courtier - an attendant at the court of a sovereign
cupbearer - the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
equerry - a personal attendant of the British royal family
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
esquire - (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
famulus - a close attendant (as to a scholar)
gillie - a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
groomsman - a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
loader - an attendant who loads guns for someone shooting game
matron of honor - a married woman serving as the attendant to the bride at a wedding
hospital attendant, orderly - a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
orderly - a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer; "the orderly laid out the general's uniform"
varlet, page - in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
page - a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
racker - an attendant who puts pool or billiard balls into a rack
rocker - an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
second - the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
servitor - someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
squire - young nobleman attendant on a knight
trainbearer - one who holds up the train of a gown or robe on a ceremonial occasion
|2.||attendant - a person who is present and participates in a meeting; "he was a regular attender at department meetings"; "the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees"|
conventioneer - someone who attends a convention
participant - someone who takes part in an activity
partygoer - someone who is attending a party; "the hall was crowded with an overflow of partygoers"
symposiast - someone who participates in a symposium
|3.||attendant - an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another|
associate - any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another; "first was the lightning and then its thunderous associate"
background - relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background"
|Adj.||1.||attendant - being present (at meeting or event etc.) "attendant members of the congreation"|
present - being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation"
|2.||attendant - following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"|
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"
the attendant circumstances → las circunstancias concomitantes
the attendant difficulties → las dificultades intrínsecas
old age and its attendant ills → la vejez y los achaques correspondientes
the risks attendant on the exploration of the unknown → los riesgos que conlleva la exploración de lo desconocido