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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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 The set was to be used in a room adjoining the secretary’s office. Washington Post, "HUD: Carson asks agency to cancel $31k dining set," 1 Mar. 2018 If the Braves succeed, the new SunTrust Park and adjoining development could serve as a new formula for how commercial property can help finance sports stadiums and arenas. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Atlanta Braves Owner Says County Wins Big From Development Near New Stadium," 9 Oct. 2018 Bramble's elegant sibling, Black Cat, adjoins in the back. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, which owns the legendary architect’s home and studio in Oak Park and also operates at four additional Chicago-area Wright sites, last month paid $340,000 to buy a house adjoining the home and studio site in Oak Park. Bob Goldsborough,, "Frank Lloyd Wright Trust expands its footprint with new house," 4 Jan. 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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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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