- to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street.
- to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
- to support by an abutment.
Origin of abut
Examples from the Web for abutted
Historical Examples of abutted
The cottage that abutted on the churchyard was empty, and no other house stood near.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Opening the door that abutted on to a field beyond, he bade Hogan mount.The Tavern Knight
At length they paused in front of a chapel that abutted close on to the street.Her Benny
Silas Kitto Hocking
As he said this we were passing a house the long whitewashed front of which abutted glimmering on the road.The Adventures of Harry Revel
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
At that moment Napoleon, in a round hat and plain citizen's cloak, turned out of the alley which abutted on the terrace.
- (usually foll by on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end