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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-joi-ning]
    • /əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ/
    • /əˈdʒɔɪ.nɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-joi-ning]
    • /əˈdʒɔɪ nɪŋ/

Definitions of adjoining word

  • adjective adjoining being in contact; connected or neighbouring 3
  • adjective adjoining touching at some point or along a line; contiguous 3
  • adjective adjoining being in contact at some point or line; located next to another; bordering; contiguous: the adjoining room; a row of adjoining town houses. 1
  • verb with object adjoining to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake. 1
  • verb with object adjoining to attach or append; affix. 1
  • verb without object adjoining to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin. 1

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Origin of adjoining

First appearance:

before 1485
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1485-95; adjoin + -ing2

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Parts of speech for Adjoining


adjoining popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for adjoining

adj adjoining

  • neighboring — situated or living near another: one of our neighbor nations.
  • contiguous — Things that are contiguous are next to each other or touch each other.
  • adjacent — If one thing is adjacent to another, the two things are next to each other.
  • joined — to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
  • near — close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won't have to shout.

preposition adjoining

  • beside — Something that is beside something else is at the side of it or next to it.

adjective adjoining

  • attached — If you are attached to someone or something, you like them very much.

adverb adjoining

  • at one's elbow — within easy reach
  • close at hand — lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent.
  • next door to — immediately following in time, order, importance, etc.: the next day; the next person in line.

noun adjoining

  • addition — An addition to something is a thing which is added to it.

Antonyms for adjoining

adj adjoining

  • divided — separated; separate.
  • detached — Someone who is detached is not personally involved in something or has no emotional interest in it.
  • separate — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.

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