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Meaning of adherent by Wiktionary Dictionary

adherent


    Alternative forms

    • adhærent ( archaic )

    Adjective

    adherent ( comparative more adherent, superlative most adherent )

    1. Adhesive, sticking to something .
    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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Explanation of adherent by Wordnet Dictionary

adherent


    Adjective
    1. sticking fast

    Noun
    1. someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another



    Definition of adherent by GCIDE Dictionary

    adherent


    1. Adherent a. [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.

    2. Adherent, n.
      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.