interest regard mindful application
- the amount of people who are present
- the regularity with which a person is present
- the work of being current (at a meeting or event etc.)
- Attention; respect; mindful application.
- The act of attending; condition to be in waiting; solution; ministry; the actual fact of being current; existence.
- waiting around for; expectation.
- The individuals going to; a retinue; attendants.
a-dance for ten men and women
late 14c., "act of attending to a single's obligations," from Old French atendance "attention, wait, hope, hope," from atendant, current participle of atendre (see attend). Indicating "action of waiting on someone" times from late 14c. (to dance attendance on some one is from 1560s); that "activity to be present, showing yourself" (originally with intention of using part) is from mid-15c. Indicating "number of persons current" is from 1835.
(v. t.) interest; regard; cautious application.
- (v. t.) The act of attending; state to be in waiting; service; ministry; the very fact to be current; presence.
- (v. t.) looking forward to; expectation.
- (v. t.) The individuals going to; a retinue; attendants.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.