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.

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David Salle painted iconic figures, often female, in adjoining panels. Town & Country, "Mary Boone Is Taking a Break," 18 Apr. 2019 On the third floor, there's a family room adjoined to a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen. Jack Flemming,, "NFL linebacker Ryan Kerrigan shells out $4 million for Newport Beach home," 2 May 2018 In 1915, the old Krocker House was rolled on logs to adjoin the Silver Spring House. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Silver Spring House leaves behind rich history in Glendale," 20 Feb. 2018 Before 1995, Chinese citizens weren't allowed to leave the country, save for family visits to adjoining Asian countries, trips by government officials, business trips, or some kind of cultural exchange. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Chinese Tourists Are Changing the Travel Landscape," 2 Nov. 2018 Try Bird, in Zeedijk, which adjoins the red-light district, for unfussy Thai street food, or Ron Gastrobar , from Ron Blaauw, the chef whose namesake Indonesian restaurant kick-started the city’s Asian-inspired trend years ago. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 They are given adjoining rooms at the local chichi hotel and are seated together at the rehearsal dinner. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Destination Wedding’ Review: A Trip to Loathing," 30 Aug. 2018 Most fissures are in that subdivision or the adjoining Leilani Estates neighborhood. Sophia Yan And Audrey Mcavoy,, "Quakes damage roads as ash spews from Hawaii volcano," 17 May 2018 The mill and adjoining Pella Historical Village, with its 23 buildings, are open March to December. Jay Jones,, "Two Midwest ‘Tulip Time’ festivals nod to towns’ Dutch heritage," 5 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of adjoin

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


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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