- 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 adjoin
Companies tend to create oil palm plantations in large tracts, many of which adjoin neighboring plantations.Our Taste for Cheap Palm Oil Is Killing Chimpanzees
July 11, 2014
And what will you do with this damp abode of fogs, which, if I mistake not, must adjoin the dining-hall?The Emperor, Complete
The battlefields of the Argonne adjoin on the West those of Verdun.Verdun Argonne-Metz 1914-1918
It must adjoin two public highways one of which may be an alley.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions
Henry C. Horstmann
Nor do the fields and lanes that adjoin the heath lack their distinctive charm.The Call of the Wildflower
Henry S. Salt
Your cabin and that occupied by Castellan adjoin, I believe?A Cabinet Secret
- to be next to (an area of land, etc)
- (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach
Word Origin and History for adjoin
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.