verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of adjourn
Examples from the Web for adjourn
[H]e may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.
Boehner turned the vote to adjourn into a proxy battle over the tax cuts, and Speaker Pelosi won by a mere 210 votes to 209.
But there was no remedy but to wait till we made these people understand English, and to adjourn the story till that time.
The packet has arrived, but brings no intelligence, except that it is doubtful whether Congress will adjourn this summer.
The Attorney General moved an amendment to adjourn the question until the 1st day of September next.
After dinner we'll adjourn to their room and lighten it up a little.Snow-Bound at Eagle's|Bret Harte
If it is agreeable, I think we will adjourn for just a minute.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for adjourn
- to move elsewherelet's adjourn to the kitchen
- to stop work
Word Origin for adjourn
Word Origin and History for adjourn
early 14c., ajournen, "assign a day" (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) "meet" (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn "to a stated day" (à "to" + journ "day," from Latin diurnus "daily;" see diurnal).
The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning "to close a meeting" (with or without intention to reconvene) is from early 15c. Meaning "to go in a body to another place" (1640s) is colloquial. The unhistorical -d- was added 16c. Related: Adjourned; adjourning.