ad·​join | \ ə-ˈjȯin How to pronounce adjoin (audio) , a- \
adjoined; adjoining; adjoins

Definition of adjoin

transitive verb

1 : to add or attach by joining
2 : to lie next to or in contact with

intransitive verb

: to be close to or in contact with one another

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Examples of adjoin in a Sentence

Her office adjoins the library. The two rooms adjoin each other.
Recent Examples on the Web The castle adjoined Bennett’s factory, Wheatsworth Mills, famed for producing Milk-Bone dog biscuits. New York Times, "A Panorama of Design," 20 Nov. 2019 The Polytechnic University campus, on the end of the Kowloon peninsula, adjoins the the Cross Harbour Tunnel—a vital artery that connects the city’s most populous urban area with the banking and commercial districts of Hong Kong Island. Time Staff, Time, "Hong Kong Police Storm University Campus Occupied by Protesters as Courts Overturn Mask Ban," 18 Nov. 2019 Evelyn’s father’s farm, adjoining the edge of the moor above the town, had been passed on, without even a discussion, through the male line, to her brother first and then to her brother’s son. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, "The Bunty Club," 21 Oct. 2019 Does it matter if the facility adjoins a memory care unit or is freestanding? Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Labor force gray areas demand explanation," 13 Oct. 2019 But like nearly every other major European city that experienced Nazi occupation, Budapest already has a Holocaust museum — the Pava Street Holocaust Memorial Center, opened in 2004, adjoining a renovated synagogue. James Mcauley, Washington Post, "Hungary’s Orban has asked a rabbi to take over a stalled Holocaust museum. Many Jews still fear a whitewash.," 26 Aug. 2019 The larger bedroom adjoins a walk-in closet and a bath with oversized shower and dual vanity. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "West Loop’s 727 West Madison apartments play up elliptical design," 20 Aug. 2019 Although carp are found throughout the river and adjoining tributaries, the channel cats are less in overall numbers, but appear to be on the increase from previous years and decades. Jim Gronaw,, "Gronaw: Finding the top-end bottom feeders," 15 Sep. 2019 Inside, the 1940s house has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and a vaulted-ceiling family room that adjoins the kitchen. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of adjoin

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for adjoin

Middle English ajoynen, adjoynen, borrowed from Anglo-French ajoindre, going back to Latin adjungere "to link up, yoke, add, attach," from ad- ad- + jungere "to join entry 1"

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“Adjoin.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of adjoin

of a building, room, area of land, etc. : to be next to or joined with something


ad·​join | \ ə-ˈjȯin How to pronounce adjoin (audio) \
adjoined; adjoining

Kids Definition of adjoin

: to be next to or in contact with The two rooms adjoin each other.

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