Definition for adjoining (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Examples from the Web for adjoining
Exploitation of trafficking victims may be most acute in conflict and adjoining regions, but it is not confined to these areas.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is why in 1961, the distillery finally decided to purchase the estate and its adjoining home.
Four people in adjoining houses had died, the only fatalities.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
La Teresita also has an adjoining cafeteria where you can head for an informal buffet and heaping piles of Cuban delicacies.
Orange robe-clad monks from the adjoining Buddhist temple oversee the morbid sculpture park.
He led her into an adjoining room, leaving Mrs. Yeobright by the fire.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
The buildings were immediately destroyed, together with a magazine, which was unexpectedly found in the adjoining village.Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843|William Hutcheon Hall
The adjoining house (No. 22) is 14th century, and probably dates back to about the end of the reign of Philippe-le-Bel.
The animal headed through a gap in an old fence and started across an adjoining pasture which contained a shallow muddy pond.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
The interchange of adjoining metrically and grammatically equivalent substantives is very common.
British Dictionary definitions for adjoining (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for adjoining (2 of 2)
Word Origin for adjoin
Word Origin and History for adjoining
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.