Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Neighboring; contiguous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being in contact at some point or line; joining to; contiguous; bordering: an adjoining room.
  • v. Present participle of adjoin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Joining to; contiguous; adjacent.

Etymologies

From Old English ajoinen, from Old French ajoindre, (compare French adjoindre), from Latin adiungō ("join to"), formed from ad- ("to, towards, at") + iungō ("join"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I remember teaching two classes (in adjoining classrooms) simultaneously – timing the group work so I could whip next door and do a bit of whole-class stuff, and then out again.

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  • Every time she was photographed emanations from inside her breasts would impact the film surface which could be detected and decoded later off the published page by men in adjoining bathroom stalls at Area 51.

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  • His latest mendacious billboard blames lax gun laws in adjoining states for Boston's inner city murder rate.

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  • Mr. O'Mara, who has known Justice Scudder for 35 years since the two were prosecutors in adjoining counties, said that Justice Scudder is the leading candidate because of "his excellent reputation on the bench."

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  • (Incidentally, there is substantial attention given in adjoining passages for the hospitable and humane treatment even of foreigners.)

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  • (BILLY waves to various people in adjoining stalls.)

    visiting billy: brotherhood of the ring

  • This migration of natives to the cities, applies not only to residents of the Union, but also to those living in adjoining territories; obviously they are attracted to these cities by high wages and better working conditions in factories, etc.

    Conditions in South Africa

  • A provision was incorporated permitting certain adjoining counties to come in, if they desire, by the vote of a majority of their people.

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  • If they do not have the guts to stand up for themselves and protest or resign then they are just like the concentration camp guards of WWII, just following orders and with the excuse of their wives’ in adjoining villages to the death camps who claimed not to know what was going on.

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  • In Miquilena’s small apartment, the two men could hear each other’s breathing as they slept in adjoining rooms.

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