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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-jurn]
    • /əˈdʒɜrn/
    • /əˈdʒɜːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-jurn]
    • /əˈdʒɜrn/

Definitions of adjourned word

  • verb with object adjourned to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely: to adjourn the court. 1
  • verb with object adjourned to defer or postpone to a later time: They adjourned the meeting until the following Monday. 1
  • verb with object adjourned to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future meeting of the same body. 1
  • verb with object adjourned to defer or postpone (a matter) to some future time, either specified or not specified. 1
  • verb without object adjourned to postpone, suspend, or transfer proceedings. 1
  • verb without object adjourned to go to another place: to adjourn to the parlor. 1

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Origin of adjourned

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English ajo(u)rnen < Middle French ajo(u)rner, equivalent to a- ad- + jorn- < Latin diurnus daily; see journal, journey

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Parts of speech for Adjourned


adjourned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% 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 adjourned

adjective adjourned

  • on hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • suspended — to hang by attachment to something above: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling.
  • in waiting — a period of waiting; pause, interval, or delay.
  • remanded — to send back, remit, or consign again.
  • deferred — withheld over a certain period; postponed

Antonyms for adjourned

verb adjourned

  • advanced — An advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing.
  • continued — continuing; not having stopped
  • did — Did is the past tense of do1.
  • forwarded — toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead: to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
  • hastened — to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place.

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