Definition of in attendance in English:

in attendance

phrase

  • 1Present at a function or a place.

    ‘some 200 were in attendance at the fourteenth reunion’
    • ‘Both teams did themselves proud and those in attendance were certainly treated to a very exciting game.’
    • ‘Santa Claus was as usual in attendance with plenty of presents for the large number of children.’
    • ‘A large crowd was in attendance for the Mass which was celebrated in beautiful evening sunshine.’
    • ‘There was a big crowd in attendance including present, past and future pupils of the school.’
    • ‘Some 25 British Royals, as well as members of foreign royal families, were in attendance.’
    • ‘We'll present the research and give those in attendance a preview of the campaign.’
    • ‘Information and leaflets will be available from county officials in attendance.’
    • ‘All teams should be in attendance half an hour before the starting time.’
    • ‘I have already vowed to make sure that everyone I know will be in attendance the next time she comes through.’
    • ‘Some of those in attendance were people I hadn't seen since the last World Cup.’
    • ‘An ambulance service and clinic, with doctor and nurse in attendance, are available.’
    • ‘Representatives of other faiths will also be in attendance including members of the Muslim community.’
    • ‘A very large crowd were in attendance and a most enjoyable day was had by all present.’
    • ‘As always it was an enjoyable social event with many of the club members and friends of the club in attendance.’
    • ‘With few police in attendance, around 10 stewards were left to hold back the Sunderland supporters.’
    • ‘It is hoped all cast members from previous years will be in attendance and new members are especially welcomed.’
    • ‘The meeting was very well supported with many new members in attendance.’
    • ‘Today, at Portman Road, the new manager of England will be in attendance as Ipswich face Leicester.’
    • ‘Also in attendance were student union staff, forum representatives and a handful of members.’
    • ‘The parents of all the young people attending the swimming club sessions are asked to be in attendance.’
    • ‘All current members are asked to be in attendance and new members would be most welcome.’
    present, here, there, near, nearby, at hand, by one's side, available
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  • 2Accompanying a member of royalty or other important person as an assistant or servant.

    ‘Her Royal Highness travelled in an aircraft of The Queen's Flight, with Viscountess Campden in attendance’
    • ‘The earl of Sussex was in attendance on the queen during her progress in September and October 1574.’
    • ‘The Earl of Derby was in attendance upon Her Majesty.’
    • ‘He is in attendance at important ceremonial occasions such as Trooping the Colour or the State Opening of Parliament.’
    accompanying, following, in convoy, by one's side, in one's charge, under one's protection
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