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Meaning of ADHERENT

Pronunciation:  ad'heerunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
  2. [adj]  sticking fast
 

ADHERENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adhesive, disciple
 
 See Also: absolutist, amoralist, animist, antinomian, Apostle, Aristotelean, Aristotelian, Arminian, diabolist, dualist, follower, Hinayanist, Hussite, Jainist, Lamaist, Lutheran, Mahayanist, Mithraist, Peripatetic, Rasta, Rastafarian, Satanist, Shintoist, Sikh, Socinian, Tantrist, Tao, Taoist, Trinitarian, Unitarian, votary, Zen Buddhist, Zoroastrian

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ad*her"ent\, a. [L. adhaerens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F.
    adh['e]rent.]
    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. \Ad*her"ent\, 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.
    
    
 
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