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Definitions of adherent

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which adheres; an appendage. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who adheres: a follower: a partisan. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A follower; a partisan. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One who is attached, as to a cause or leader. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Sticking; clinging; adhering. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Attached as an attribute or circumstance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Sticking; clinging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Clinging or sticking fast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Sticking to; united with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Union of parts which are normally separate, as calyx and ovary; adnate. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for adherent

  1. Yet he was cursed, and by many of his own parishioners, as by others he was adored- which is the frequent fate of men who show partiality in friendship and bitterness in enmity, who are equally attached to principles and adherent to prejudices. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  2. " Philotas, the father of the two girls, whose parents were natives of Syracuse, was an adherent of the doctrines of Zeno- which have many supporters among you at Rome too- and he was highly placed as an official, for he was president of the Chrematistoi, a college of judges which probably has no parallel out of Egypt, and which has been kept up better than any other. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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