- 1The action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event: my attendance at church was very patchyMore example sentences
- In our house, there were a handful of books, mainly given as prizes for perfect attendance at Sunday School.
- The racecourse is offering half price entrance to anyone who also books attendance at any other York raceday.
- His increasing workload had made attendance at council meetings and ward duties impossible.
- 1.1 [count noun] The number of people present at a particular place or event: she is being blamed for the museum’s low attendancesMore example sentences
- Lower attendances mean less money; less money means no new players etc.
- Firstly, lower division clubs generally attract much lower attendances, and crowd densities are much lower.
- With the weather also playing its part it was a great day for the many family outings that swelled the attendances at all parades.
- 1Present at a function or a place: some 200 were in attendance at the fourteenth reunionMore example sentences
- Santa Claus was as usual in attendance with plenty of presents for the large number of children.
- There was a big crowd in attendance including present, past and future pupils of the school.
- An ambulance service and clinic, with doctor and nurse in attendance, are available.
- 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 attendanceMore example sentences
- The earl of Sussex was in attendance on the queen during her progress in September and October 1574.
- He is in attendance at important ceremonial occasions such as Trooping the Colour or the State Opening of Parliament.
- The Earl of Derby was in attendance upon Her Majesty.
late Middle English: from Old French, from atendre 'give one's attention to' (see attend).