from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be inherent or innate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be inherent; to be an essential or intrinsic part of; to be fixed or permanently incorporated with something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To be inherent; to stick (in); to be fixed in or permanently incorporated with something; to cleave (to); to belong, as attributes or qualities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be in, as an accident is in a substance; be related as an accident to a substance, as the predicate of a proposition is related to its subject, or an adjective to its substantive.
- To dwell or exist as an element; have place as a quality or attribute; belong intrinsically; be innate or characteristic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be inherent in something
Latin inhaerēre : in-, in; see in-2 + haerēre, to stick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin inhaerēre, present active infinitive of inhaereō ("stick in, stick to, inhere to"), from in ("in") + haereō ("stick"); see hesitate. Compare adhere, cohere. (Wiktionary)