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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Then, Athens-Clarke County expanded the complex to include an adjoining gallery hall, a children’s wing, festival ground, and studios for art classes. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 Aug. 2018 Since the start of training camp, Washington has held drills outside at Husky Stadium and its adjoining field. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Smoke and haze send UW Huskies inside for practice," 21 Aug. 2018 Escalators and elevators within the atrium and adjoining areas often fail and require a complete overhaul. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "8 Reasons To Buy The Atrium, Other Space Outside Hartford's XL Center Arena Now Rather Than Later," 25 June 2018 On television, viewers saw the open common space — which consists of the kitchen, a dining area, and a family room — get a gut renovation, and the master bedroom, with its adjoining room for the Barretts’ baby, was completely redone, too. Sarah Weinberg, House Beautiful, "What It's like To Live in A Famous "Fixer Upper" House," 9 Aug. 2018 The man in the adjoining apartment, who gave his name as Florian, reached over a dividing wall and grabbed the boy. Brandon Griggs And Kyle Almond, CNN, "Your questions on the 'Spiderman' photo, answered," 29 May 2018 In 1995, tolled express lanes were built alongside regular lanes on 10 miles of State Road 91 in Orange County; last year, another eight miles were added in adjoining Riverside County. Winnie Hu, New York Times, "Is Your E-ZPass the Key to Congestion Pricing?," 21 Mar. 2018 Another partnership was interested in acquiring the adjoining building and turning the space into a restaurant. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Batavia to sell 1870s-era downtown building to kitchen and bath design firm," 19 June 2018 The plans also include ground-floor shops and restaurants, along with a 350-room hotel in an adjoining building. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Why a major Charlotte developer is selling itself to a Japanese forestry company," 28 Apr. 2018

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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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