adjoin

[ uh-join ]
/ əˈdʒɔɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake.
to attach or append; affix.

verb (used without object)

to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin.

Nearby words

  1. adjective phrase,
  2. adjective pronoun,
  3. adjectively,
  4. adjectivize,
  5. adjigo,
  6. adjoining,
  7. adjoint,
  8. adjoint differential equation,
  9. adjourn,
  10. adjournment

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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British Dictionary definitions for adjoined

adjoin

/ (əˈdʒɔɪn) /

verb

to be next to (an area of land, etc)
(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 adjoined

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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