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adjoin

[uh-join]
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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin.
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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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Related Words

abut, 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

Historical Examples

  • As he had arranged, it adjoined the suite selected for the Mortons.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • There was no one in the room, but from the one which adjoined it in the rear came the murmur of voices.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • 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

    James Roberts

  • Men were coming into the parlor that adjoined the breakfast room.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine


British Dictionary definitions for adjoined

adjoin

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

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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