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Definition of the noun adherent

What does adherent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adherents

  1. someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of adherent: disciple
    • more generic word: follower = a person who accepts the leadership of another
    • more specific terms:
      • Zen Buddhist = an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism
      • Mahayanist = an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism
      • Hinayanist = an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism
      • Lamaist = an adherent of Lamaism
      • Tantrist = an adherent of Tantrism
      • Jainist = a believer in Jainism
      • Shintoist = a believer in Shintoism
      • Rastafarian / Rasta = follower of Rastafarianism
      • Mithraist = adherent of Mithraism
      • Zoroastrian = follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
      • absolutist = one who advocates absolutism
      • amoralist = someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
      • animist = one who accepts the doctrine of animism
      • antinomian = a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
      • Apostle = one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
      • Aristotelean / Aristotelian / Peripatetic = a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
      • Bahai = a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
      • Taoist / Tao = an adherent of any branch of Taoism
      • clericalist = one who advocates clericalism
      • Donatist = an adherent of Donatism
      • Druse / Druze = an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God
      • dualist = an adherent of dualism
      • Hussite = an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss
      • Ismailian / Ismaili = an adherent of Ismailism
      • Lutheran = follower of Lutheranism
      • Mahdist = an adherent of Mahdism
      • Manichaean / Manichean / Manichee = an adherent of Manichaeism
      • Monophysite = an adherent of Monophysitism
      • Neoplatonist = an adherent of Neoplatonism
      • diabolist / Satanist = an adherent of Satan or Satanism
      • Sikh = an adherent of Sikhism
      • Socinian = an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin
      • totalitarian = an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
      • Unitarian = adherent of Unitarianism
      • Trinitarian = adherent of Trinitarianism
      • Arminian = adherent of Arminianism
      • votary = a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
      • fundamentalist = an adherent of fundamentalist principles
    • instance: Baruch = a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah

Alternative definition of the noun adherent


  1. A person who has membership in some group, association or religion.

Definition of the adjective adherent

What does adherent mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more adherent / most adherent

  1. sticking fast

Alternative definition of the adjective adherent


  1. adhesive, that sticks to something.
  2. That has the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adherent

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Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

Adherent, with tlie stems tubular and branched, sub-articulated, horny, (mining, and calcareous; cells in rows, either concatenated, or aduate, or incruated at the surface. Fig. 48, a portiou of a stem magnified. European seas. Lirioxoa Caribeta.

Google previewOphthalmic Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder for Eye Care Professionals (2012)

by Harold A Stein, Raymond M Stein

Adherent leukoma: Adhesion of the iris to a corneal scar. Alkali cornealburn: Burn caused by alkali chemicals such...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

Bom - Bur

Calyx adherent, S*10- toothed.

Google previewUnabridged Dictionary of Sensations as If (2003)

by J. W. Ward

Adherent Abdomen. — Painful pressure in the abdomen, woke him at night after very vivid dreams, with an anxious sensation as if the abdomen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Adherent Technologies Incorporated developed wet chemical processes that degrades the polymer and produces a “99+% clean fiber without degrading the fiber strength.” Adherent Technologies has a pilot plant that can process about 45 kg ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2H4E1R1E1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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