adjoin

verb ad·join \ ə-ˈjȯin , a- \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

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

Examples of adjoin in a Sentence

  1. Her office adjoins the library.

  2. The two rooms adjoin each other.

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Origin and Etymology of 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 1join"


ADJOIN Defined for English Language Learners

adjoin

verb

Definition of adjoin for English Language Learners

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


ADJOIN Defined for Kids

adjoin

verb ad·join \ ə-ˈjȯin \

Definition of adjoin for Students

adjoined; adjoining
: to be next to or in contact with
  • The two rooms adjoin each other.


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