ad·​join·​ing | \ ə-ˈjȯi-niŋ How to pronounce adjoining (audio) , a- \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Those who enter via adjoining restaurant Wishbone & Flynt will walk through a hallway shrouded in curtains and stop at a door with more than 20 knobs on it. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "3 new bars and restaurants to check out in Fort Worth," 17 Jan. 2020 In the adjoining loft is a group exhibition of paintings and photographs by Natalie Harrison, Alex McClurg and Orlando Thompson. al, "This Airbnb in Birmingham’s Loft District is also a pop-up art gallery," 14 Jan. 2020 Boar hunting in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest and the adjoining Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee is a serious pursuit. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Everything You Need to Know About Hog Hunting," 13 Jan. 2020 Just to the north in rural Upper Mount Bethel Township, Air Liquide opened a plant in 2018 to produce specialty chemicals for semiconductors, and construction on an adjoining facility has started. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "What the Rebirth of This Old Steel Center Means for Trump," 9 Jan. 2020 Most visitors head straight into the Winter Palace and wind their way through the adjoining palaces in a route that can become overwhelming. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Skip the crowds at Europe's biggest sites and enjoy these overlooked treasures instead," 19 Dec. 2019 According to the Abrahamic religions, the cave and adjoining field were purchased by Abraham as a burial plot. National Geographic, "Did he warn her of danger, or take the photograph?," 13 Dec. 2019 As a result, the society couldn’t be sure whether the Poes had resided at 203 N. Amity St. or the adjoining property at 205. Christine Zhang,, "How Baltimore’s first female reporter used maps and data to save Edgar Allan Poe’s Amity Street home," 7 Oct. 2019 These days, the eerily dark, cool, and abandoned railroad tunnel and the adjoining Route of the Hiawatha trail are part of one of the most popular bike pathways in the United States., "TAFT, Mont. — More than 110 years ago, as the West finally was being tamed, the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad rushed to build a transcontinental rail line to the Pacific Coast. Standing in the way, though, was a formidable peak in the middle of Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains.," 15 Dec. 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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The first known use of adjoining was in 1577

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23 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Adjoining.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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