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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The dining area adjoins a step-down living room, which has a fireplace. Jack Flemming,, "Hot Property: Tyra Banks, model home flipper," 15 June 2019 In classical antiquity Syria adjoined Phoenicia, which included the ports of Tyre and Sidon, but it was also associated with a bewildering variety of other ancient places, some clearly in the interior far from the sea. G.w. Bowersock, The New York Review of Books, "The Many Lives of Palestine," 18 Apr. 2019 After dinner, Sophia’s adjoining bar was our destination. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "A Sojourn in Munich Means a Stay at the Charles Hotel," 24 Jan. 2019 So were those at Wednesday’s vigil, who called for the city to shut down the gas station and adjoining car wash at the troublesome intersection as a means of quelling the crime. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Dozens gather to remember 13-year-old slain in Pleasant Grove as Dallas' violent crime surge continues," 5 June 2019 Acquiring the atrium and adjoining retail space would allow expansion of the existing concourse and possibly the future addition of a second concourse. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "8 Reasons To Buy The Atrium, Other Space Outside Hartford's XL Center Arena Now Rather Than Later," 25 June 2018 David Salle painted iconic figures, often female, in adjoining panels. Town & Country, "Mary Boone Is Taking a Break," 18 Apr. 2019 On the third floor, there's a family room adjoined to a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen. Jack Flemming,, "NFL linebacker Ryan Kerrigan shells out $4 million for Newport Beach home," 2 May 2018 In 1915, the old Krocker House was rolled on logs to adjoin the Silver Spring House. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Silver Spring House leaves behind rich history in Glendale," 20 Feb. 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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