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Cohere   /koʊhˈɪr/   Listen

(past & past part. cohered; pres. part. cohering)
Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.  Synonyms: adhere, cleave, cling, stick.  "The label stuck to the box" , "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.
Have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results.

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"Cohere" Quotes from Famous Books

... the same size as before; that side which dries in the air will shrink or diminish and the side which is kept damp will not dry. And the dry portion will break away readily from the damp portion because the damp part not shrinking in the same proportion does not cohere and follow the movement of the part which ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

... tribes, all having the syllable Yueeh, or Viet, in their names. The great empire or kingdom of Yiieh, founded upon the ruins of Wu, soon split up into the "Hundred Yiieh," i.e. (probably) it relapsed into its native barbarism, and ceased to cohere as a political factor. "Southern Yueeh" (the Canton region) has undoubted historical connections with the Tonquin part of Annam, and several other of the subdivisions of Yiieh, corresponding to Foochow, Wenchow, etc., show distinct traces of having belonged to the same ...
— Ancient China Simplified • Edward Harper Parker

... principles. For many circumstances lead me to suspect that all these phenomena may depend upon certain forces, in virtue of which the particles of bodies, by causes not yet known, are either mutually impelled against one another and cohere into regular figures, or repel and recede from one another; which forces being unknown, philosophers have as yet explored nature in vain. But I hope that, either by this method of philosophizing, or by some other and better, ...
— Critiques and Addresses • Thomas Henry Huxley

... to make us happy both But this my masculine usurp'd attire, Do not embrace me till each circumstance Of place, time, fortune, do cohere and jump That I am Viola: which to confirm, I 'll bring you to a captain in this town, Where lie my maiden weeds; by whose gentle help I was preserv'd to serve this noble count. All the occurrence of my fortune since Hath been between this ...
— Twelfth Night; or, What You Will • William Shakespeare [Hudson edition]

... phalanx, filling to the full The nature of first body: being thus Not self-existent, they must cleave to that From which in nowise they can sundered be. So primal germs have solid singleness, Which tightly packed and closely joined cohere By virtue of their minim particles— No compound by mere union of the same; But strong in their eternal singleness, Nature, reserving them as seeds for things, Permitteth naught of rupture ...
— Of The Nature of Things • [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius

Words linked to "Cohere" :   change, hold fast, cohesion, adhere, agglutinate, cling, modify, bind, stick to, mold, stick, coherent, attach, touch, coherence, meet, bond, contact, conglutinate, cohesive, adjoin, coherency, be, alter, cleave

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