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Definition of "adjourn" []

  • To suspend until a later stated time. (verb-transitive)
  • To suspend proceedings to another time or place. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move from one place to another: After the meal we adjourned to the living room. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adjourn" in a sentence
  • "Ntsebeza said he had used the word "adjourn" advisedly in ending the day's proceedings."
  • "Later Mr. Bobbsey learned that the senators and congressmen were meeting at night in order to finish a lot of work so they could the sooner end the session -- "adjourn," as it is called."
  • "Inviting the opposition to 'adjourn' their effort to adjourn Assembly sessions, Mr. Bhattacharjee said they could instead join hands with the government for the State's development."