American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be next to; be contiguous to: property that adjoins ours.
- v. To attach: "I do adjoin a copy of the letter that I have received” ( John Fowles).
- v. To be contiguous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To join on or add; unite; annex or append.
- To be contiguous to or in contact with: as, his house adjoins the lake; a field adjoining the lawn.
- To be contiguous; lie or be next, or in contact: with to: as, “a farm adjoining to the highway,” Blackstone. To approach; join.
- v. transitive To be in contact or connection with.
- v. transitive, mathematics To extend an algebraic object (e.g. a field, a ring, etc.) by adding to it (an element not belonging to it) and all finite power series of (the element).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append.
- v. To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous.
- v. obsolete To join one's self.
- v. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
- v. be in direct physical contact with; make contact
- v. attach or add
- From Anglo-Norman adjoindre, from Latin adiungō. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ajoinen, from Old French ajoindre, ajoin-, from Latin adiungere, to join to : ad-, ad- + iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Abbey, and shew him the pastoral scenes that adjoin to it, the pure parent stream of Eden, and of Tweed, where Thomson first tuned his pastoral pipe, and I asked him to come to the Adelphi next day, to honour my sitting for the painting of my portrait.”
“The two football fields, which adjoin the hotel and belong to an adjacent middle school, are surrounded by substantial shrubs, and a black tarp, for good measure.”
“Then again, the guy in question has a few of the MN DNR high-and-mighty's in his pocket, so it's okay if he buys up 120 acres of state land (not federal, state) that adjoin his property, even though I haven't been able to find any records of that land being auctioned off ...”
“Touching on themes such as love, greed, poverty, joy, embarrassment and rivalry, Sophie's work is also on show on hoardings that adjoin Arlington House, the spectacularly brutal 1960s tower block outside the train station.”
“I work out where rooms adjoin, where storage space is partitioned off, which aspect the building will be facing … None of which has impact on larger pieces of the Story aspects, but which has the potential to dig me out of a brain-freeze if I should need assistance.”
“JD McCloud It's divided into two separate living areas that adjoin with a central entertaining space.”
“On the 29th floor of the W Dallas Residences, the 12,200-square-foot apartment is divided into two separate living areas that adjoin; an entertainment space in the middle includes a movie theater, party room and gym.”
“It is easy to point a finger at villagers whose homes adjoin orangutan habitat.”
“The Osgoods at the Osborne Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal A library and bar room adjoin the living room, which has wall-to-wall bookshelves and a loft area, above.”
“Minor International Residence 29 is one of five luxury villas completed in 2010 that adjoin the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai.”
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