adjoin

verb
ad·​join | \ ə-ˈjȯin How to pronounce adjoin (audio) , a- \
adjoined; adjoining; adjoins

Definition of adjoin

transitive verb

1 : to add or attach by joining
2 : to lie next to or in contact with

intransitive verb

: to be close to or in contact with one another

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Examples of adjoin in a Sentence

Her office adjoins the library. The two rooms adjoin each other.
Recent Examples on the Web Horwitz said alternate ideas are also being investigated, such as possibly using space that adjoins the police department and that now serves at City Hall as finance department offices and renovating it for police use. cleveland, "Beachwood council, mayor meet to set goals for 2020-21 and beyond," 22 Jan. 2020 After fish oil and fish paste was extracted, the remaining wastewater, called stickwater, was dumped into the backwaters adjoining nearby mangroves. Haritha John, Quartz India, "Fish meal and fish oil industries are wiping out India’s marine resources," 8 Jan. 2020 In the open-plan kitchen, which adjoins the family room and garden-view breakfast nook, a massive roof lantern bathes the space in natural light. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles’ biggest home sales of 2019 hit the $150-million mark," 1 Jan. 2020 The damage was spread across the county, which adjoins the southeast Louisiana state line, McCurley said. Arkansas Online, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 The damage was spread across the county, which adjoins the southeast Louisiana state line, McCurley said. Stacey Plaisance And Jay Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 McCurley said damage was spread across the county, which adjoins the southeast Louisiana state line. Author: Jay Reeves And Janet Mconnaughey, Anchorage Daily News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, other storms batter the South," 17 Dec. 2019 McCurley said damage was spread across the county, which adjoins the southeast Louisiana state line. NBC News, "3 dead as suspected twisters, storms batter the South," 16 Dec. 2019 The Solomon Islands, which adjoins Bougainville, abandoned Taipei in favor of Beijing in September, followed days later by Kiribati. BostonGlobe.com, "SYDNEY — A Pacific island chain with a bloody recent past has taken its first formal steps to becoming the world’s newest nation, seeking to forge a path to prosperity in a region where Western powers are increasingly concerned about China’s burgeoning influence.," 15 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of adjoin

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for adjoin

Middle English ajoynen, adjoynen, borrowed from Anglo-French ajoindre, going back to Latin adjungere "to link up, yoke, add, attach," from ad- ad- + jungere "to join entry 1"

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The first known use of adjoin was in the 14th century

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5 Feb 2020

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“Adjoin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjoin. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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adjoin

verb
How to pronounce adjoin (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of adjoin

of a building, room, area of land, etc. : to be next to or joined with something

adjoin

verb
ad·​join | \ ə-ˈjȯin How to pronounce adjoin (audio) \
adjoined; adjoining

Kids Definition of adjoin

: to be next to or in contact with The two rooms adjoin each other.

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