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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-join]
    • /əˈdʒɔɪn/
    • /əˈdʒɔɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-join]
    • /əˈdʒɔɪn/

Definitions of adjoin word

  • verb adjoin If one room, place, or object adjoins another, they are next to each other. 3
  • verb adjoin to be next to (an area of land, etc) 3
  • verb adjoin to join; affix or attach 3
  • verb transitive adjoin to be next to; be contiguous to 3
  • verb transitive adjoin to unite or annex (to a person or thing) 3
  • intransitive verb adjoin to be next to each other; be in contact 3

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Origin of adjoin

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English a(d)joinen < Middle French ajoindre. See ad-, join

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Parts of speech for Adjoin


adjoin popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% 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.

adjoin usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adjoin

verb adjoin

  • abut — When land or a building abuts something or abuts on something, it is next to it.
  • lieJonas, 1880–1940, U.S. painter, born in Norway.
  • join — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
  • verge — the edge, rim, or margin of something: the verge of a desert; to operate on the verge of fraud.
  • communicate — to impart (knowledge) or exchange (thoughts, feelings, or ideas) by speech, writing, gestures, etc

Antonyms for adjoin

verb adjoin

  • disconnect — SCSI reconnect
  • detach — If you detach one thing from another that it is fixed to, you remove it. If one thing detaches from another, it becomes separated from it.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • disjoin — to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.

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