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Webster 1913 Edition


Adherent

Ad-her′ent

,
Adj.
[L.
adhaerens
,
-entis
, p. pr.: cf. F.
adhérent
.]
1.
Sticking; clinging; adhering.
Pope.
2.
Attached as an attribute or circumstance.
3.
(Bot.)
Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.

Ad-her′ent

,
Noun.
1.
One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
2.
That which adheres; an appendage.
[R.]
Milton.
Syn. – Follower; partisan; upholder; disciple; supporter; dependent; ally; backer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Adherent

ADHE'RENT

,
Adj.
Sticking, uniting, as glue or wax; united with, as an adherent mode in Locke, that is, a mode accidentally joined with an object, as wetness in a cloth.

ADHE'RENT

,
Noun.
The person who adheres; one who follows a leader, party or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
In the sense of appendage. Obs.

Definition 2022


adherent

adherent

See also: adhérent and adhèrent

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

adherent (comparative more adherent, superlative most adherent)

  1. Adhesive, sticking to something.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)
  2. Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.
  3. (botany) Attaching or pressing against a different organ.

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Noun

adherent (plural adherents)

  1. A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.

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Catalan

Adjective

adherent m, f (masculine and feminine plural adherents)

  1. adherent

Latin

Verb

adhērent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of adhēreō

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /adxěrent/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧he‧rent

Noun

adhèrent m (Cyrillic spelling адхѐрент)

  1. adherent

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