adjoin

verb

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

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

Examples of adjoin in a Sentence

Her office adjoins the library. The two rooms adjoin each other.
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Word History

Etymology

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"

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Adjoin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjoin. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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adjoin

verb
ad·​join ə-ˈjȯin How to pronounce adjoin (audio)
a-
1
: to add or attach by joining
2
: to lie next to or in contact with

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