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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-buht]
    • /əˈbʌt/
    • /əˈbʌt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buht]
    • /əˈbʌt/

Definitions of abutted word

  • verb without object abutted to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street. 1
  • verb with object abutted to be adjacent to; border on; end at. 1
  • verb with object abutted to support by an abutment. 1
  • noun abutted Simple past tense and past participle of abut. 1

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Origin of abutted

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French abuter touch at one end, verbal derivative of a but to (the) end; see a-5, butt2

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Parts of speech for Abutted


abutted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abutted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abutted

verb abutted

  • border — The border between two countries or regions is the dividing line between them. Sometimes the border also refers to the land close to this line.
  • adjoined — to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake.
  • touched — moved; stirred: They were very touched by your generosity.
  • bounded — (of a set) having a bound, esp where a measure is defined in terms of which all the elements of the set, or the differences between all pairs of members, are less than some value, or else all its members lie within some other well-defined set
  • joined — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.

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