What does adherent mean?

adherent meaning in General Dictionary

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

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  • Sticking clinging adhering
  • sticking fast
  • an individual who feels and assists to distribute the doctrine of another
  • Sticking; clinging; adhering.
  • connected as an attribute or situation.
  • Congenitally united with an organ of another type, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
  • One who adheres; a person who adheres; one who follows a frontrunner, celebration, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular belief or chapel.
  • That which adheres; an appendage.

adherent meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), current participle of adhaerere "follow," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + haerere "to stick" (see doubt).

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  • "follower, associate, supporter," very early 15c., from Old French adherent or straight from Latin adhaerentem (see adherent (adj.)). Meaning "adhesive material" is from 1912.

adherent - French to English

user [of a party etc.]

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adherent meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Sticking; clinging; adhering.

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  • (a.) connected as an attribute or circumstance.
  • (a.) Congenitally united with an organ of some other type, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
  • (n.) Person who adheres; person who adheres; one that uses a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a certain trust or chapel.
  • (n.) That which adheres; an appendage.

Sentence Examples with the word adherent

He was a conservative in theology, but an enthusiastic adherent of the progressive party in politics, and sat as member for Erlangen and Furth in the Bavarian second chamber from 1863 to 1868.

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