Definition of in attendance in English:

in attendance


  • 1Present at a function or a place:

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