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Definition of "adjoin" []

  • To be next to; be contiguous to: property that adjoins ours. (verb-transitive)
  • To attach: "I do adjoin a copy of the letter that I have received” ( John Fowles). (verb-transitive)
  • To be contiguous. (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 "adjoin" in a sentence
  • "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 ..."