adjoining

[ uh-joi-ning ]
/ əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ /

adjective

being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses.

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Origin of adjoining

First recorded in 1485–95; adjoin + -ing2

ANTONYMS FOR adjoining

separated.

synonym study for adjoining

Adjoining, adjacent, bordering all mean near or close to something. Adjoining implies touching, having a common point or line: an adjoining yard. Adjacent implies being nearby or next to something else: all the adjacent houses; adjacent angles. Bordering means having a common boundary with something: the farm bordering on the river.

OTHER WORDS FROM adjoining

non·ad·join·ing, adjectiveun·ad·join·ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjoining

adjacent adjoining (see synonym study at the current entry)

Definition for adjoining (2 of 2)

adjoin
[ uh-join ]
/ əˈdʒɔɪn /

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.

Origin of adjoin

1275–1325; Middle English a(d)joinen < Middle French ajoindre. See ad-, join

OTHER WORDS FROM adjoin

un·ad·joined, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjoin

adjoin adjourn
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British Dictionary definitions for adjoining (1 of 2)

adjoining
/ (əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ) /

adjective

being in contact; connected or neighbouring

British Dictionary definitions for adjoining (2 of 2)

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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