adjoin

[uh-join]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake.
  2. to attach or append; affix.
verb (used without object)
  1. to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin.

Origin of adjoin

1275–1325; Middle English a(d)joinen < Middle French ajoindre. See ad-, join
Related formsun·ad·joined, adjective
Can be confusedadjoin adjourn
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adjoin

verb
  1. to be next to (an area of land, etc)
  2. (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach

Word Origin for adjoin

C14: via Old French from Latin adjungere, from ad- to + jungere to join
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Word Origin and History for adjoin
v.

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.

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