What does adjoin mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onverb

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"

  2. touch, adjoin, meet, contactverb

    be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

  3. adjoinverb

    attach or add

    "I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter"


  1. adjoinverb

    To be in contact or connection with.

    The living room and dining room adjoin each other.

  2. adjoinverb

    To extend an algebraic object (e.g. a field, a ring etc.) by adding to it (an element not belonging to it) and all finite power series of (the element).

    uE000161972uE001 can be obtained from uE000161973uE001 by adjoining uE000161974uE001 to uE000161975uE001.

  3. Etymology: From adjoindre, from adiungo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Adjoinverb

    To join to; to unite to; to put to.

    Etymology: adjoindre, Fr. adjungo, Lat.

    Corrections or improvements should be as remarks adjoined, by way of note or commentary, in their proper places, and superadded to a regular treatise. Isaac Watts, Improvem. of the Mind.

  2. To Adjoinverb

    To be contiguous to; to lye next so as to have nothing between.

    Th’ adjoining fane, th’ assembled Greks express’d,
    And hunting of the Caledonian beast. John Dryden, Fables.

    In learning any thing, as little should be proposed to the mind at once, as is possible; and, that being understood and fully mastered, proceed to the next adjoining, yet unknown, simple, unperplexed proposition, belonging to the matter in hand, and tending to the clearing what is principally designed. John Locke.


  1. adjoin

    To adjoin means to be next to and joined with something, typically referring to a building, room, or piece of land. It can also mean to add something to something else, especially in math or set theory where one element is added to a set without changing its inherent properties.

  2. adjoin

    Adjoin refers to being next to or attached to something. It typically represents a situation where objects, structures, or territories are immediately next to each other, sharing a common boundary or point. It can also refer to actions of adding or attaching something to something else, especially in a supplementary manner.

  3. adjoin

    To adjoin is to be next to and joined with something, typically referring to a building, room or piece of land. It implies the existence of a common boundary or a direct connection between the two entities. The term can also mean to add or attach something to something else, especially to something larger or more important.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjoinverb

    to join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append

  2. Adjoinverb

    to lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin

  3. Adjoinverb

    to join one's self

  4. Etymology: [OE. ajoinen, OF. ajoindre, F. adjoindre, fr. L. adjungere; ad + jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Adjunct.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adjoin

    ad-join′, v.i. to lie next to.—adj. Adjoin′ing, joining to: near: adjacent.—n. Ad′joint, a civil officer who assists a French maire: an assistant professor in a French college. [Through Fr. from L. adjungĕre. See Join.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjoin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjoin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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