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AttendingAttend At*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attended; p. pr. & vb.
n. Attending.] [OE. atenden, OF. atendre, F. attendre, to
expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre to stretch, (sc. animum), to
apply the mind to; ad + tendere to stretch. See Tend.]
1. To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give
heed to; to regard. [Obs.]
The diligent pilot in a dangerous tempest doth not
attend the unskillful words of the passenger. --Sir
2. To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch
3. To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to
visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or
follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to
The fifth had charge sick persons to attend.
Attends the emperor in his royal court. --Shak.
With a sore heart and a gloomy brow, he prepared to
attend William thither. --Macaulay.
4. To be present with; to accompany; to be united or
consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
What cares must then attend the toiling swain.
5. To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert,
a business meeting.
6. To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store
The state that attends all men after this. --Locke.
Three days I promised to attend my doom. --Dryden.
Syn: To Attend, Mind, Regard, Heed, Notice.
Usage: Attend is generic, the rest are specific terms. To
mind is to attend so that it may not be forgotten; to
regard is to look on a thing as of importance; to heed
is to attend to a thing from a principle of caution;
to notice is to think on that which strikes the
senses. --Crabb. See Accompany. CoextendingCoextend Co`ex*tend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coextended; p. pr.
& vb. n. Coextending.]
To extend through the same space or time with another; to
extend to the same degree.
According to which the least body may be coextended
with the greatest. --Boyle.
Has your English language one single word that is
coextended through all these significations? --Bentley. ObtendingObtend Ob*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obtended; p. pr. & vb.
n. Obtending.] [L. obtendere, obtentum, to stretch or place
before or against; ob (see Ob-) + tendere to stretch.]
1. To oppose; to hold out in opposition. [Obs.] --Dryden.
2. To offer as the reason of anything; to pretend. [Obs.]
Pretendingly Pre*tend"ing*ly, adv.
As by right or title; arrogantly; presumptuously. --Collier.
ProtendingProtend Pro*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protended; p. pr. &
vb. n. Protending.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before,
forth + tendere to stretch.]
To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.]
With his protended lance he makes defence. --Dryden. SubtendingSubtend Sub*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subtended; p. pr. &
vb. n. Subtending.] [L. subtendere; sub under + tendere to
stretch, extend. See Tend.]
To extend under, or be opposed to; as, the line of a triangle
which subtends the right angle; the chord subtends an arc. SuperintendingSuperintend Su`per*in*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Superintended; p. pr. & vb. n. Superintending.] [L.
superintendere. See Super-, and Intend.]
To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee
with the power of direction; to take care of with authority;
to supervise; as, an officer superintends the building of a
ship or the construction of a fort.
The king may appoint a council, who may superintend the
works of this nature. --Bacon.
Syn: Superintend, Supervise.
Usage: These words in general use are the synonymous. As
sometimes used, supervise implies the more general,
and superintend, the more particular and constant,
inspection or direction. Among architects there is a
disposition to use the word supervise in the sense of
a general oversight of the main points of construction
with reference to the design, etc., and to employ the
word superintend to signify a constant, careful
attention to all the details of construction. But this
technical distinction is not firmly established.
Meaning of Tending from wikipedia
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