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 Roman walks into an adjoining room to call his sister, Shiv (Sarah Snook), and in the background Gerri opens up her laptop. Josh Duboff, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Nov. 2021 Initially, the school will serve students in St. Paul and its adjoining districts. Star Tribune, 25 Jan. 2021 Waiting inside an adjoining room was Allen Iverson, the Hall of Fame guard. Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2021 Here, as an escape from the fickle British weather, is a 73-foot indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, an adjoining sauna and steam room and a health-club-sized gym. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2021 In June 2019, Thomas Huff, a pilot and businessman from Georgia, bought a Gulfstream jet and an adjoining limited liability company, together worth at least $3.5 million. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 In 2011, Commissioners Court voted 4-1 in favor of a plan that redistributed some Precinct 3 voters into adjoining jurisdictions — Precinct 2 on the West Side and Precinct 4 on the East Side, according to news archives. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Oct. 2021 Sometimes the hectic driver will switch lanes at the last moment and cause traffic in the adjoining lane to have to swerve. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 In the adjoining room sat stacks of case files, people whose bodies Mr. Zamora was still trying to locate after their relatives had gotten in touch with him. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021

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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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25 Nov 2021

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“Adjoining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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