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 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,, "Tokyo Bars Can Stay Open Until 10 Under Governor’s Exit Roadmap," 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, "Minute by minute: What happened the night Louisville police fatally shot Breonna Taylor," 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, "North Carolina Mountain Home with Waterfall Running Through the Yard Hits Market for $1,199,000," 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, "Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend," 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., "Property of the Week: Clearwater Creek of Burlington," 18 Oct. 2019 Designs show the addition would include a narrow hallway connecting the buildings and a 900-square-foot multipurpose room with adjoining bathrooms, kitchen and storage. Rick Kambic,, "Goddard School in Vernon Hills plans to expand, take over bank building," 19 Apr. 2018 The sacred city's al-Aqsa mosque compound and adjoining Dome of the Rock mosque will also both be closed to worshippers throughout Ramadan, authorities said this week. NBC News, "Muslims begin unusual Ramadan amid coronavirus pandemic," 24 Apr. 2020 But despite state-of-the-art cells with indoor plumbing and adjoining individual yards, Eastern State’s residents died at puzzlingly high rates. Saida Grundy, The Atlantic, "Why Boredom Affects Us So Much," 17 Apr. 2020

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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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10 Jun 2020

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“Adjoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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