from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supporter, as of a cause or individual: a vote that pleased adherents of education reform.
- adj. Sticking or holding fast.
- adj. Botany Joined but not united. Used of dissimilar parts or organs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Adhesive, sticking to something.
- adj. Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.
- adj. Attaching or pressing against a different organ.
- n. A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sticking; clinging; adhering.
- adj. Attached as an attribute or circumstance.
- adj. Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
- n. 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.
- n. That which adheres; an appendage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sticking; clinging; adhering.
- In botany, congenitally united, as parts that are normally separate: generally used as equivalent to adnate. See cut under adnate. In logic and metaphysics, accidentally connected; not belonging to the nature of a thing; not inherent: as, if a cloth is wet, its wetness is a quality adherent to it, not inherent in it.
- n. A person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause, opinion, or the like; a follower, partizan, or supporter.
- n. Anything outwardly belonging to a person; an appendage.
- n. Synonyms Disciple, pupil, upholder, supporter, dependant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sticking fast
- n. someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
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