Adhering


Adhering
Adhere Ad*here", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Adhered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adhering}.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adh['e]rer. See {Aghast}.] 1. To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church. [1913 Webster]

3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. ``Nor time nor place did then adhere.'' ``Every thing adheres together.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.