adjective ad·join·ing

Definition of ADJOINING

:  touching or bounding at a point or line

Examples of ADJOINING

  1. <the cows had broken through the fence and were grazing in the adjoining field>

First Known Use of ADJOINING

15th century

Synonym Discussion of ADJOINING

adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between <a house with an adjacent garage>. adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line <had adjoining rooms at the hotel>. contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side <offices in all 48 contiguous states>. juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast <a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church>.


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