What does resist mean?

Definitions for resist
rɪˈzɪstre·sist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defy, resist, refuse(verb)

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    "This behavior defies explanation"

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

  3. protest, resist, dissent(verb)

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

  4. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    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, refuse(verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  6. resist, balk, baulk, jib(verb)

    refuse to comply

GCIDE

  1. Resist(n.)

    (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. resist(Noun)

    A protective coating or covering.

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

  2. resist(Verb)

    To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

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

  3. resist(Verb)

    To withstand the actions of.

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

  4. resist(Verb)

    To oppose.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resist(verb)

    to stand against; to withstand; to obstruct

  2. Resist(verb)

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

  3. Resist(verb)

    to counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction

  4. Resist(verb)

    to be distasteful to

  5. Resist(verb)

    to make opposition

  6. Resist(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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, risest, Sister, sister

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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. Matthew Stover:

    Being old enough to know better but still too young to resist mostly sucks.

  2. Brad Smith:

    Moths that feed on grains are a very common type of insect that invades homes, the Indian Meal Moth’s favorite food is bird seed. A homeowner inadvertently brings them into their home by purchasing a bag of birdseed that is infested, and within a few weeks, a home can become infested with moth larvae and adults. To avoid an infestation, carefully check over a bird seed bag for moth larvae, adults, and webbing before buying — and then keep it stored in a tightly sealed plastic bin to avoid attracting animals.Is your city on this list of the most pest-infested ? Spills happen — but if even a little bit of the mess is left behind, the bugs simply ca n’t resist.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    A self-seeker may resist anything except the temptation of showing often own bigger face beside everything that s/he says as big thoughts.

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