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See synonyms for: adjoinadjoining on

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

Other words from adjoin

  • un·ad·joined, adjective

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How to use adjoin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adjoin


/ (əˈdʒɔɪn) /

  1. to be next to (an area of land, etc)

  2. (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach

Origin of adjoin

C14: via Old French from Latin adjungere, from ad- to + jungere to join

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