AskDefine | Define adjoining

Dictionary Definition

adjoining adj : having a common boundary or edge; touching; "abutting lots"; "adjoining rooms"; "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities" [syn: abutting, adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)]

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English

Etymology

From Old English ajoinen, from Old French ajoindre, (compare French adjoindre), from Latin adjungere, formed from ad- + jungere "to join".

Pronunciation

  • US:
    • /ʌˈʤɔɪn.ɪŋ/

Adjective

  1. Being in contact at some point or line; joining to; contiguous; bordering: an adjoining room.

Antonyms

Verb

adjoining
  1. present participle of adjoin

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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