adjoining

adjective
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 In the adjoining bathroom, police found the body of Bustos-Bustos, the 24-year-old daughter of Rocio-Bustos. oregonlive, "Grand jury rules Marion Co. deputy was justified in shooting at man during fatal hostage situation," 19 Nov. 2020 Construction could be underway by the spring, with the gaming space and adjoining sports bar on the ground level coming first, followed by the brewery in 2022, Mouta said. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Next act for Hartford’s Parkville Market: gaming space, sports bar, rooftop terrace and revival of the Hanging Hills Brewery," 18 Nov. 2020 At the same time, new apartments and other housing units are going up by the thousands from Salt Lake City to Herriman and across adjoining counties. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Is ‘smart sprawl’ the way to grow in Utah? Some researchers are high on low density.," 15 Nov. 2020 Moreira ran to his son, a lawyer who worked with him in an adjoining room of the office. Darren Loucaides, Wired, "The Scammer Who Wanted to Save His Country," 13 Nov. 2020 One has an art gallery and an adjoining farm-to-table restaurant; another was built in and around an old firehouse from 1929. New York Times, "Inside the Mystery of a Country Moonshine Bunker," 12 Nov. 2020 Clay Mayor Charles Webster said the city received a request from Walker Family Holdings Limited to annex several adjoining parcels of land into the city, but only under the condition that the area be re-zoned to allow mining operations on the site. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Tallest peak in Jefferson County targeted for mining, neighbors fight back," 26 Oct. 2020 The adjoining jurisdiction to the east, Prince George’s County, has County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D). Washington Post, "Black women have been speaking for years. Maybe now, the rest of America will listen.," 9 Nov. 2020 No spectators were allowed on the course, but Wilson’s parents, Jared and Courtney, joined a group of fans who watched from the backyard of an adjoining house that the runners passed three times in the race. Rick Armstrong, chicagotribune.com, "Micah Wilson confirms his mom’s voice ‘gives me a little boost’ as St. Charles East cruises to sectional title in boys cross country," 31 Oct. 2020

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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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24 Nov 2020

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“Adjoining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjoining. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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