- 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
Related Wordsabut, annex, lie, join, verge, communicate, approximate, link, connect, neighbor, butt, touch, border, affix, couple, unite, add, combine, append, interconnect
Examples from the Web for adjoined
As he had arranged, it adjoined the suite selected for the Mortons.
There was no one in the room, but from the one which adjoined it in the rear came the murmur of voices.
Under the washshed, which adjoined the kitchen, was a rickety door.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
He found Sunday was not observed in the barber shop, nor in the resort which adjoined it.The Coyote
Men were coming into the parlor that adjoined the breakfast room.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
- to be next to (an area of land, etc)
- (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach
Word Origin and History for adjoined
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.