Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
haerereto stick: cf. F.
To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united;
as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes
adhereto the pleura.
To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion;
adhereto a party, a cause, a leader, a church
To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.“Nor time nor place did then adhere.” “Every thing adheres together.”
Syn. – To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To stick to, as glutinous substances, or by natural growth; as, the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
2.To be joined, or held in contact; to cleave to.
3.Figuratively, to hold to, be attached, or remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a leader, a church, or creed.
4.To be consistent; to hold together as the parts of a system.
Every thing adheres together.