- being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses.
Origin of adjoining
- to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake.
- to attach or append; affix.
- to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin.
Origin of adjoin
Examples from the Web for adjoining
Exploitation of trafficking victims may be most acute in conflict and adjoining regions, but it is not confined to these areas.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism
Louise I. Shelley
December 26, 2014
Which is why in 1961, the distillery finally decided to purchase the estate and its adjoining home.Ester Elchies, The Estate Built By Whiskey
December 10, 2014
Four people in adjoining houses had died, the only fatalities.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
August 3, 2014
La Teresita also has an adjoining cafeteria where you can head for an informal buffet and heaping piles of Cuban delicacies.Eat Your Way Through Tampa’s Cuban Oasis
July 10, 2014
Orange robe-clad monks from the adjoining Buddhist temple oversee the morbid sculpture park.Welcome to Buddhist Hell
January 23, 2014
Every one else seemed to have drifted into an adjoining room.Quaint Courtships
As she spoke, she took Marriott into the adjoining dressing-room.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Adjoining the latter was a colony of quiet and inoffensive Beavers.
Biddy darted off to an adjoining room, leaving me alone with my employer.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Mr Pancks glanced at the wall of the adjoining room, and stooped forward.Little Dorrit
- being in contact; connected or neighbouring
- to be next to (an area of land, etc)
- (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach
Word Origin and History for adjoining
c.1300, "unite, ally" from Old French ajoin- stem of ajoindre "join together, unite," from Latin adjungere "fasten on, harness, join to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + jungere "to bind together" (see jugular). Meaning "be contiguous with, be adjacent to" is from late 14c. Related: Adjoined; adjoining.