Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AD'E-QUATE-LY – AD-HORT'A-TO-RY
In an adequate manner; in exact proportion; with just correspondence, representation, or proportion; in a degree equal to the object.
The state of being adequate; justness of proportion or representation; sufficiency.
Adequateness. [Not used.] – Bp. Barlow.
AD-ES-SE-NA'RI-ANS, n. [L. adesse, to be present.]
In Church history, a sect who hold the real presence of Christ's body in the eucharist, but not by transubstantiation. They differ, however, as to this presence; some holding the body of Christ to be in the bread; others, about the bread. – Encyc.
In algebra, compounded; consisting of different powers of the unknown quantity. – Bailey.
Adopted as a son. [See Affiliate.]
AD-FIL-I-A'TION, n. [L. ad and filius, a son.]
A Gothic custom, by which the children of a former marriage are put upon the same footing with those of a succeeding one; still retained in some parts of Germany.
AD-FINEM, adv. [Ad finem. L.]
To the end.
AD-HERE', v.i. [L. adhæreo, ad and hæreo, to stick; Ir. adharadh.]
- To stick to, as glutinous substances, or by natural growth; as, the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura.
- To be joined, or held in contact; to cleave to.
- Figuratively, to hold to, be attached, or remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a leader, a church, or creed.
- To be consistent; to hold together as the parts of a system. Every thing adheres together. – Shak.
- The quality or state of sticking or adhering.
- Figuratively, a being fixed in attachment; fidelity: steady attachment; as, an adherence to a party or opinions.
The same as Adherence. In the sense of that which adheres, not legitimate. – Decay of Piety.
Sticking, uniting, as glue or wax; united with, as, “an adherent mode” in Locke, that is, a mode accidentally joined with an object, as wetness in a cloth.
The person who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church. In the sense of an appendage, obsolete.
In an adherent manner.
One that adheres; an adherent.
AD-HE'SION, n. [adhe'zhun; L. adhæsio.]
- The act or state of sticking, or being united and attached to; as the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, and the like. Adhesion is generally used in a literal; Adherence, in a metaphorical sense.
- Sometimes figuratively, adherence, union, or steady attachment; firmness in opinion; as, an adhesion to vice; but in this sense nearly obsolete. The union of bodies by attraction is usually denominated cohesion.
Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances: apt or tending to adhere. Thus gums are adhesive.
In an adhesive manner.
The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity.
AD-HIB'IT, v.t. [L. adhibeo, ad and habeo, to have.]
To use, or apply. [Rarely used.]
Application; use. – Whitaker.
A star of the sixth magnitude, upon the garment of Andromeda, under the last star in her foot. – Encyc.
AD-HOMINEM, a. [Ad hominem. L.]
To the man; to the interests or passions of the man.
AD-HORT-A'TION, n. [L. adhortatio.]
Advice. [Seldom used.]
AD-HORT'A-TO-RY, a. [L. adhortor, to advise, ad and hortor.]
Advisory; containing counsel or warning. – Potter's Antiq.