Definition of adjoining

: touching or bounding at a point or line

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adjacent, adjoining, contiguous, juxtaposed mean being in close proximity. adjacent may or may not imply contact but always implies absence of anything of the same kind in between. a house with an adjacent garage adjoining definitely implies meeting and touching at some point or line. had adjoining rooms at the hotel contiguous implies having contact on all or most of one side. offices in all 48 contiguous states juxtaposed means placed side by side especially so as to permit comparison and contrast. a skyscraper juxtaposed to a church

Examples of adjoining in a Sentence

the cows had broken through the fence and were grazing in the adjoining field

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Across a long shelf in the adjoining space parades a lyrical little menagerie: vessels in the form of birds, a turtle, perhaps a snail. Leah Ollman,, "Gravel, glass and glaze: The radical ceramics of Masaomi Yasunaga," 5 July 2019 Dallas, 214-827-2233 Cork & Growler: 8979 FM423, Suite 100, Frisco, 469-980-7499 Corner Market: Dogs are also welcome in their adjoining flower/gift shop. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Taking your pooch to a play and more things to do," 5 July 2019 The construction of the Global Center, originally dubbed the medical mart, along with the adjoining convention center cost $465 million, and is being paid for with a quarter-cent increase of the sales tax in 2007. Courtney Astolfi,, "Global Health Center for Innovation losing its largest tenant," 2 July 2019 Don’t pass up the adjoining Tallac Historic Site, with the remains of a century-old resort, a museum and three refurbished estates. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "8 spectacular Lake Tahoe beaches for maximum frolic," 30 June 2019 Dallas, 214-827-2233 Cork & Growler: 8979 FM423, Suite 100, Frisco, 469-980-7499 Corner Market: Dogs are also welcome in their adjoining flower/gift shop. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Take your pooch to a birthday party this weekend," 21 June 2019 The wild shootout finale is the type of scene that — if this were a movie — would have audience members in the adjoining theater wondering what all the racket was about. Richard Lipez, Washington Post, "Looking for a summer thriller? Here are 9 picks for your beach bag.," 20 June 2019 The study did not include the huge adjoining ranges of high-mountain Asia such as the Pamir, Hindu Kush, or Tian Shan, but other studies suggest that similar melting is underway there as well. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "Himalayan glaciers melting at alarming rate, spy satellites show," 19 June 2019 The adjoining Central Library, which will remain open, is run by the St. Paul Public Library system and was recently remodeled. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Report lays out $5 million in needed improvements at James J. Hill Center," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of adjoining

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adjoining

Middle English adjoynyng, from present participle of adjoynen "to adjoin"

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