-her-, -hes- (Latin: stick to, cling to, cleave to).
adhere, adheres, adhered, adhering, adherency:
1. To stick fast, to cleave, to become or remain firmly attached, to a substance, as by a glutinous surface, or by grasping, etc.; to stick tightly as if by suction or glue.
2. To cleave to a person or party; to be a close companion, partizan, or follower.
3. To cleave to an opinion, practice, or method; to continue to maintain or observe. to adhere to a decision, etc.; to confirm or approve it by a subsequent decision.
1. The action of sticking or holding fast (to anything, or together).
2. Attachment (to a person or party); adhesion.
3. Persistence in a practice or tenet; steady observance or maintenance.
1. Sticking fast (to), clinging, attached materially.
2. In botany, united to each other, though normally not only distinct but belonging to distinct whorls of the plant or flower; joined by not united.
Tending to adhere; adhesive.
The act or process of sticking, clinging, or remaining attached.
1. The action of sticking (to anything) by physical attraction, viscosity of surface, or firm grasping.
2. The grip (of a wheel on a track, etc.) produced by friction, or the friction itself.
3. The action of attaching oneself, or of remaining attached, to a person, party, or tenet, as a partizan, supporter, or follower.
4. A mass of fibrous connective tissue joining two surfaces that are normally separate.
1. Having the property of sticking; sticky.
2. Furnished with an appliance for adhesion; such as, with glue on an envelope flap or on a postage stamp, etc.
cohere, cohered, cohering:
1. To cleave or stick together; especially said of the constituent parts of a material substance. Said of the substance, mass, or body whose parts so stick together.
2. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
3. When referring to people: to stick together; to unite or remain united in some action.
1. The action or fact of cleaving or sticking together; cohesion.
2. Logical connexion or relation; congruity, consistency.
The quality of being coherent or of hanging together in any respect.
1. That which sticks or clings firmly together; especially united by the force of cohesion.
2. In botany, sticking to but not fused with a part or an organ of the same kind.
3. Of thought, speech, reasoning, etc. in which all the parts are consistent, and hang well together.
The action or condition of cohering; cleaving or sticking together; specifically, the force with which the molecules of a body or substance cleave together.
Having the property of cohering; characterized by cohesion.
hesitant, hesitance, hesitancy, hesitantly:
Reluctant to do or say something because of indecision or lack of confidence.
Etymologically, to hesitate means "to become stuck". It comes from Latin haesitare, a derivative of haerere, "hold fast, stick" from which the English words in this unit come. The basic idea of hesitate refers to being "held back", or in speech of "stammering", and so of being unable to act or speak promptly or decisively.
One who hesitates, wavers, or is irresolute; a waverer.
1. The action of hesitating; a pausing or delaying in deciding or acting, due to irresolution; the condition of doubt in relation to action.
2. The state of being reluctant or undecided.
3. Embarrassed halting in utterance; stammering.
1. Lacking connexion; incompatibility, incongruity of subjects or matters.
2. A lack of coherence or connexion in thought or language; incongruity, inconsistency; want of logical or rational consistency or congruity.
incoherent, incoherently, incoherentness:
1. Without physical coherence or cohesion; consisting of parts which do not stick or cling together; unconnected, disjoined, loose.
2. Consisting of or forming a group or series of incongruous parts; not connected or unified by any general principle or characteristic; inconsistent, uncoordinated.
3. When referring to thought and mental phenomena, language, literary compositions, etc.; in which there is no logical connexion or natural sequence of ideas; inconsistent, rambling, disjointed.
4. Unable to think or express one's thoughts in a clear or orderly manner.
The inability to stick together.inhere. inherence, inherency: To exist, abide, or have its being, as an attribute, quality, etc., in a subject or thing; to form an element of, or belong to the intrinsic nature of, something.
Existing in something as a permanent attribute or quality; forming an element, especially a characteristic or essential element of something; belonging to the intrinsic nature of that which is spoken of; indwelling, intrinsic, essential.