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 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 Perhaps our lives now more closely resemble ancient anchorites, religious recluses who lived alone in rooms adjoining churches, said Cathleen Kaveny, a Catholic theologian at Boston College. Daniel Burke, CNN, "Quarantine life is starting to feel like a real Lent," 5 Apr. 2020 The site adjoins a cornfield and has long been a tourist attraction; an 8,000-seat stadium was built for this and future MLB visits. ... Bruce Jenkins,, "NFL QB shuffle: Tom Brady serving up TDs, or pizzas? Mariota a starter in Vegas?," 3 Apr. 2020 Concepción Portal and adjoining green space near Concepción Park. Bruce Selcraig,, "San Antonio and Bexar County parks to close Easter weekend for coronavirus control," 3 Apr. 2020 Numerous furloughed workers at Hollywood's iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and adjoining multiplex were terminated on Tuesday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has led to unprecedented cinema closures across the U.S. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood's Iconic Chinese Theatre Lays Off Staff Amid Virus Crisis," 2 Apr. 2020 The thumb-sized relic, displayed in an ornate silver case, can be seen in a chapel adjoining the church. Joseph Krauss And Mohammad Daraghmeh,, "Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism," 10 Dec. 2019 The land includes a cattle ranch dating to 1869 but is now better known as a luxury residential enclave adjoining some of the state’s most beautiful coastline. Edvard Pettersson,, "California Landowners Hit Back Over Beach Access Law," 16 Jan. 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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13 May 2020

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“Adjoin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 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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