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 When a new owner appears, the city will have to balance its goals of affordability, community engagement and stewardship, both of the environment and of existing neighborhoods that adjoin the campus. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 Nearby state parks that adjoin the Pescadero Creek Complex are reopening in different stages. Tom Stienstra,, 14 Oct. 2020 Treehouse had just started leasing in December, and the pandemic threatened to scare new renters away from its millennial commune, where 60 private bedrooms adjoin communal space for eating, working, and hanging out. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 2 Oct. 2020 The emergency was lifted Thursday for Osaka and the two adjoining prefectures of Kyoto and Hyogo, and now remains in place in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, as well as for the northern island of Hokkaido. Gearoid Reidy,, 26 May 2020 Bullets hit the kitchen, the living room ceiling, the living room window, the wall across from the window and at least one adjoining apartment, Eggert claims based on a survey of the scene after the incident. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 14 May 2020 Keep scrolling to see the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home that sits on 10 acres within the private equestrian community of Leatherwood Mountains (adjoining properties, with a total of three homes on 40 acres, are also for sale). Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 20 Nov. 2019 Income and race create different COVID-19 realities An exclusive look at ZIP code data show the coronavirus has run rampant through some neighborhoods, while leaving residents in adjoining areas much less impaired. Editors, USA TODAY, 3 May 2020 The home’s two other bedrooms, which also feature walk-in closets, are set up Jack-and-Jill style with an adjoining full bathroom., 18 Oct. 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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22 Apr 2021

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“Adjoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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