Co*here" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cohered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cohering (?).] [L. cohaerere, cohaesum; co- + haerere to stick, adhere. See Aghast, a.]

1.

To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast, as parts of the same mass.

Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the body are united or cohere together. Locke.

2.

To be united or connected together in subordination to one purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning; to be logically consistent.

They have been inserted where they best seemed to cohere. Burke.

3.

To suit; to agree; to fit.

[Obs.]

Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing. Shak.

Syn. -- To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be consistent.

 

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