(Ad*es`se*na"ri*an) n. [Formed fr. L. adesse to be present; ad + esse to be.] (Eccl.
Hist.) One who held the real presence of Christ's body in the eucharist, but not by transubstantiation.
(Ad*fect"ed) a. [L. adfectus or affectus. See Affect, v.] (Alg.) See Affected, 5.
(Ad*fil"i*a`ted) a. See Affiliated. [Obs.]
(Ad*fil`i*a"tion) n. See Affiliation. [Obs.]
(Ad*flux"ion) n. See Affluxion.
(Ad*ha"mant) a. [From L. adhamare to catch; ad + hamus hook.] Clinging, as by hooks.
(Ad*here") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Adhering ] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum;
ad + haerere to stick: cf. F. adhérer. See Aghast.]
1. To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the
lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
2. To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle,
or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church.
3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. "Nor time nor place did then adhere." "Every
thing adheres together." Shak.
Syn. To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold
(Ad*her"ence) n. [Cf. F. adhérence, LL. adhaerentia.]
1. The quality or state of adhering.
2. The state of being fixed in attachment; fidelity; steady attachment; adhesion; as, adherence to a party
or to opinions.
Syn. Adherence, Adhesion. These words, which were once freely interchanged, are now almost
entirely separated. Adherence is no longer used to denote physical union, but is applied, to mental
states or habits; as, a strict adherence to one's duty; close adherence to the argument, etc. Adhesion
is now confined chiefly to the physical sense, except in the phrase "To give in one's adhesion to a cause
or a party."
1. The state or quality of being adherent; adherence. [R.]
2. That which adheres. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Ad*her"ent) 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.