Definition of Cling

1. Noun. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit.

Exact synonyms: Clingstone
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit



2. Verb. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation. "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Cleave, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Mold, Conglutinate, Agglutinate
Entails: Attach
Related verbs: Adhere, Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick, Stick To, Stick
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Coherence, Coherency, Coherent, Cohesion, Cohesive

3. Verb. To remain emotionally or intellectually attached. "He clings to the idea that she might still love him."

4. Verb. Hold on tightly or tenaciously. "The child clung to his mother's apron"
Exact synonyms: Hang
Generic synonyms: Grasp, Hold On

Definition of Cling

1. v. i. To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast, especially by twining round or embracing; as, the tendril of a vine clings to its support; -- usually followed by to or together.

2. v. t. To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.

3. n. Adherence; attachment; devotion.

Definition of Cling

1. Noun. Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit. ¹

2. Verb. To hold very tightly, as to not fall off. ¹

3. Verb. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cling

1. to make a high-pitched ringing sound [v -ED, -ING, -S] / to adhere closely [v CLUNG, CLINGING, CLINGS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cling

clinamens
clinanthia
clinanthium
clinch
clinch nut
clinched
clincher
clincher-built
clinchers
clinches
clinching
clinchingly
clindamycin
cline
clines
cling (current term)
cling film
cling on
cling to
clinged
clinger
clingers
clingest
clingeth
clingfilm
clingfilmed
clingfilms
clingfish
clingfishes
clingier

Literary usage of Cling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"cling. cling around the soul, as the sky clings round the mute earth forever ... cling to the memory as tenaciously as the fragrance of lavender clings to ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Fanny's friendship was all that he had to cling to. LET other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to ..."

3. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1891)
"Superior to the common Orango cling. Runyon's Orange cling has globose glands, ... A yellow cling with dark led cheek; flesh very firm, gulden yellow, ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"640 Who cling to honour fast, their lives are long; Flight is but shame, nor will it Vail men aught." He spoke, and fiercely launched out his spear, ..."

5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"First, peaches are-divided into four general classes: White Free, White cling, Yellow Free, and Yellow cling. The White Free is of no account for any ..."

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