Definition of in attendance in US English:

in attendance

phrase

  • 1Present at a function or a place.

    • ‘Also in attendance were student union staff, forum representatives and a handful of members.’
    • ‘As always it was an enjoyable social event with many of the club members and friends of the club in attendance.’
    • ‘An ambulance service and clinic, with doctor and nurse in attendance, are available.’
    • ‘Some of those in attendance were people I hadn't seen since the last World Cup.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Today, at Portman Road, the new manager of England will be in attendance as Ipswich face Leicester.’
    • ‘All current members are asked to be in attendance and new members would be most welcome.’
    • ‘We'll present the research and give those in attendance a preview of the campaign.’
    • ‘Santa Claus was as usual in attendance with plenty of presents for the large number of children.’
    • ‘All teams should be in attendance half an hour before the starting time.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The meeting was very well supported with many new members in attendance.’
    • ‘A very large crowd were in attendance and a most enjoyable day was had by all present.’
    • ‘A large crowd was in attendance for the Mass which was celebrated in beautiful evening sunshine.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is hoped all cast members from previous years will be in attendance and new members are especially welcomed.’
    • ‘I have already vowed to make sure that everyone I know will be in attendance the next time she comes through.’
    present, here, there, near, nearby, at hand, by one's side, available
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    1. 1.1 Accompanying a member of royalty or the aristocracy in the capacity of an assistant or servant.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The earl of Sussex was in attendance on the queen during her progress in September and October 1574.’
      accompanying, following, in convoy, by one's side, in one's charge, under one's protection
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