[ uh-joi-ning ]
See synonyms for adjoining on
  1. being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses.

Origin of adjoining

First recorded in 1485–95; adjoin + -ing2

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.

Opposites for adjoining

Other words from adjoining

  • non·ad·join·ing, adjective
  • un·ad·join·ing, adjective

Words that may be confused with adjoining

  • adjacent, adjoining (see synonym study at the current entry)

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How to use adjoining in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for adjoining


/ (əˈdʒɔɪnɪŋ) /

  1. being in contact; connected or neighbouring

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