AskDefine | Define adjoin

Dictionary Definition

adjoin

Verb

1 lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on]
2 be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point" [syn: touch, meet, contact]
3 attach or add; "I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ə-ɖʒɔɪn'/
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Etymology

From ad- "to, toward" and join.

Verb

  1. To be in contact or connection with.
    The living room and dining room adjoin each other.

Derived terms

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abut, abut on, add, affix, agglutinate, annex, append, appose, attach, be contiguous, be in contact, befringe, bind, border, border on, bound, bring near, burden, butt, communicate, complicate, conjoin, connect, decorate, edge, encumber, end, enframe, frame, fringe, glue on, hem, hitch on, infix, join, join with, juxtapose, juxtaposit, lap, lie by, line, list, march, marge, margin, marginate, meet, neighbor, ornament, paste on, plus, postfix, prefix, purfle, purl, put with, rim, run into, saddle with, set off, side, skirt, slap on, stand by, subjoin, suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, touch, trim, unite with, verge, verge upon
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