verb (used with object)

  1. to be close to or in contact with; abut on: His property adjoins the lake.
  2. to attach or append; affix.

verb (used without object)

  1. to be in connection or contact: the point where the estates adjoin.


  1. to be next to (an area of land, etc)
  2. (tr foll by to) to join; affix or attach

c.1300, “unite, ally” from Old French ajoin- stem of ajoindre “join together, unite,” from Latin adjungere “fasten on, harness, join to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + jungere “to bind together” (see jugular). Meaning “be contiguous with, be adjacent to” is from late 14c. Related: Adjoined; adjoining.

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