adjoin

Definitions

  • the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm
    the Court and The Two StelÆ of The Chapel Adjoining the Pyramid of MêdÛm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v adjoin attach or add "I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter"
    • v adjoin be in direct physical contact with; make contact "The two buildings touch","Their hands touched","The wire must not contact the metal cover","The surfaces contact at this point"
    • v adjoin lie adjacent to another or share a boundary "Canada adjoins the U.S.","England marches with Scotland"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The game of squash originated in the United Kingdom. It came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play racquets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court
    • Adjoin To join one's self. "She lightly unto him adjoined side to side."
    • v. t Adjoin To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append. "Corrections . . . should be, as remarks, adjoined by way of note."
    • Adjoin To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin . "When one man's land adjoins to another's."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adjoin To join on or add; unite; annex or append.
    • adjoin To be contiguous to or in contact with: as, his house adjoins the lake; a field adjoining the lawn.
    • adjoin To be contiguous; lie or be next, or in contact: with to: as, “a farm adjoining to the highway,” Blackstone. To approach; join.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Adjoin ad-join′ to lie next to
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Quotations

  • Saul Bellow
    Saul Bellow
    “Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ajoinen, OF. ajoindre, F. adjoindre, fr. L. adjungere,; ad, + jungere, to join. See Join, and cf. Adjunct
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. adjungĕre. See Join.

Usage

In literature:

A moon-light evening succeeded the shower, which invited the young people to walk in an adjoining garden.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
After a while he rose and quietly motioned to Zillah to follow him to the adjoining room.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
USE OF HIGHWAYS BY ADJOINING OWNERS.
"The Road and the Roadside" by Burton Willis Potter
Then slowly she rose with a hard, fixed look, and passed into the adjoining room, which was a bedroom.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
The kitchen adjoined an interior back-garden.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The three dormer windows of the adjoining house were gray, dusty, as though they had not been opened for years.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
The door of the adjoining room was open.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Adjoining Flintshire is Denbigh, with the quiet watering-place of Abergele out on the Irish Sea.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The former Bishop's palace, adjoining the left of the choir, is now the Palais de Justice.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Our homes on Long Island adjoined and I handled most of his legal affairs.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

What shall aught profit mortal man
Whose latter end adjoins the grave?
Here were no change, though Nature gave
A thousand years to be his span.
"The Dwellers In Clay" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
From bank to ground
And over and round
They sidled along the adjoining hedge;
Sometimes to the gutter
Their yellow flutter
Would dip from the nearest slatestone ledge.
"Self- Unconscious" by Thomas Hardy
Cuddy.
Answer, thou carle, and judge this riddle right,
I'll frankly own thee for a cunning wight.
"What flower is that which royal honour craves,
Adjoin the Virgin, and 'tis strown on graves?"
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
The Sirdar and his Army left the camp in grand array,
And marched on to Omdurman without delay,
Just as the brigades had reached the crest adjoining the Nile,
And became engaged with the enemy in military style.
"The Battle of Omdurman" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Parts of a St Louis Park swimming school and adjoining Knollwood Mall were evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fog laced with bleach sickened several people.
Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson has ordered a blockade of Curtin Street and two adjoining alleys.
The law permits brewpubs , which make small batches of beer for sale at adjoining restaurants, to increase the number of locations from two to 10.
The main meeting room in New York City has sold out, however, due to popular demand, seating is available in the adjoining overflow room via live interactive video conference.
As the owner of two adjoining brownstones in Dallas, TX, Tony Chiarello had the unique opportunity to explore both methods.
I can still hear in my mind the unmistakable sound of my car coming into unwanted contact with an adjoining vehicle parked nearby to where I was pulling out of a parking space.
SAN DIEGO — A small brush fire along the San Diego River sent a smoky smell through Mission Valley and adjoining neighborhoods Saturday night.
The sale, which includes an adjoining 12.2 acres of land, closed Thursday.
The design would cut Bertrand Goldberg 's symmetrical structure in half, build an adjoining new structure, and use the reflection in the windows to make Prentice's four-leaf clover shape seem whole again.
Chilford Hall's wedding barn and adjoining rooms were burned down in June.
He walked off the nest onto an adjoining ledge, his first big step toward flying.
When the hurricane hits, a husband, wife and their two youngsters might seek the comfort of renting two adjoining rooms.
Great Lakes Spey Fest offered anglers from Michigan and adjoining states the opportunity to get in the water with talented instructors and new equipment.
Jamestown Properties is rehabilitating these adjoining buildings on Newbury Street in Boston.
A downtown Neosho bookstore has opened its doors once again, just in time for the Christmas season, while it's adjoining space will soon serve a new purpose.
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In science:

General description The type of flow when particles move along the straight trajectory without mixing with adjoining layers, is termed laminar flow.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The second assumption involves no loss of generality, since we can always adjoin an identity to S and property (D) still holds.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Before applying the theorem, one has to adjoin an identity to F to get a LRB ˆF with identity, and one has to adjoin a smallest element ˆ0 to L to get a lattice ˆL.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The noncentral case is treated by adjoining an identity to G , as in Example 1 of Section 3.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Any set A has a closure σ(A), obtained by adjoining every x that depends on A, and A is said to be closed, or a flat, if σ(A) = A.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
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