What does resist mean?

Definitions for resist
rɪˈzɪstre·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, resist, refuseverb

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    "This behavior defies explanation"

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firmverb

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

  3. protest, resist, dissentverb

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

  4. resist, stand, fendverb

    withstand the force of something

    "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

  5. resist, reject, refuseverb

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  6. resist, balk, baulk, jibverb

    refuse to comply

GCIDE

  1. Resistnoun

    (Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain action; specif.: A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, or of a silicon wafer, to prevent the action on it of acid, other chemical agents, or any other process such as irradiation or deposition, which would modify the surface if not protected. The resist is usually applied or in some way formed into a pattern so that the underlying surface may be modified in a complementary pattern.

Wiktionary

  1. resistnoun

    A protective coating or covering.

  2. resistverb

    To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

  3. resistverb

    To withstand the actions of.

  4. resistverb

    To oppose.

  5. Etymology: From resistre, resister, and their source, resistere, from re- + sistere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RESISTverb

    Etymology: resisto, Lat. resister, Fr.

    All the regions
    Do seemingly revolt; and, who resist,
    Are mock’d for valiant ignorance,
    And perish constant fools. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Submit to God; resist the devil, and he will flee. Ja. iv.

    Nor keen nor solid could resist that edge. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resistverb

    to stand against; to withstand; to obstruct

  2. Resistverb

    to strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose

  3. Resistverb

    to counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction

  4. Resistverb

    to be distasteful to

  5. Resistverb

    to make opposition

  6. Resistnoun

    a substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes

Freebase

  1. Resist

    In semiconductor fabrication, a resist is a thin layer used to transfer a circuit pattern to the semiconductor substrate which it is deposited upon. A resist can be patterned via lithography to form a micrometer-scale, temporary mask that protects selected areas of the underlying substrate during subsequent processing steps. The material used to prepare said thin layer is typically a viscous solution. Resists are generally proprietary mixtures of a polymer or its precursor and other small molecules that have been specially formulated for a given lithography technology. Resists used during photolithography are called photoresists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resist

    rē-zist′, v.t. to strive against: to oppose.—v.i. to make opposition.—n. a composition applied to a surface to enable it to resist chemical action: a material, as a paste, applied to a fabric to prevent the action of a dye or mordant from affecting the parts not to be coloured.—ns. Resis′tal (obs.); Resis′tance, act of resisting: opposition: (mech.) the power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse of another: (electr.) that property of a conductor in virtue of which the passage of a current through it is accompanied with a dissipation of energy; Resis′tance-box, a box containing one or more resistance-coils; Resis′tance-coil, a coil of wire which offers a resistance to the passage of a current of electricity; Resis′tant, one who, or that which, resists.—adjs. Resis′tant, Resis′tent, making resistance.—ns. Resis′ter; Resistibil′ity, Resis′tibleness.—adj. Resis′tible.—advs. Resis′tibly; Resis′tingly.—adj. Resis′tive.—adv. Resis′tively.—n. Resistiv′ity.—adj. Resist′less, irresistible: unresisting, unable to resist.—adv. Resist′lessly.—ns. Resist′lessness; Resist′-style, in calico printing, the process of dyeing in a pattern by the use of a resist; Resist′-work, calico printing, in which the pattern is produced by means of resist which preserves parts uncoloured. [Fr.,—L. resistĕrere-, against, sistĕre, to make to stand.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4508

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Verbs Frequency: #518

Anagrams for resist »

  1. resits

  2. risest

  3. Sister

  4. sister

  5. restis

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of resist in a Sentence

  1. Don Herold:

    Why resist temptation? There will always be more.

  2. Bill de Blasio:

    It's not acceptable for anyone to resist arrest, it's not acceptable for anyone to interfere with The NYPD when they're effectuating an arrest, throwing things at an NYPD officer is not only not acceptable, it can lead to charges.

  3. Cayron Giacomelli:

    When dicamba lands on plants that haven't been designed to resist it, those plants struggle, dicamba is highly harmful to materials other than Xtend.

  4. William Haseltine:

    It means that we have to be on the alert for constant change, this virus is going to respond to whatever we do to control it. We make a drug, it is going to resist it. We make a vaccine, it is going to try to get around it. We stay at home, it is going to figure out how to hang around longer.

  5. Raja Krishnamoorthi:

    Any such exception or exemption would be a tremendous mistake ... we respectfully request the FDA to resist.

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