What does contiguous mean?

Definitions for contiguouskənˈtɪg yu əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contiguous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contiguous, immediate(adj)

    very close or connected in space or time

    "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"

  2. conterminous, contiguous(adj)

    connecting without a break; within a common boundary

    "the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"

  3. adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)(adj)

    having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching

    "Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"


  1. contiguous(Adjective)

    connected; touching; abutting

  2. contiguous(Adjective)

    adjacent; neighbouring/neighboring

  3. contiguous(Adjective)

    connecting without a break

    The forty-eight contiguous states.

  4. Origin: From contiguus, from contingere; see contingent, contact, contagion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contiguous(adj)

    in actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contiguous

    kon-tig′ū-us, adj. touching, adjoining: near.—ns. Contigū′ity, Contig′uousness.—adv. Contig′uously. [L. contiguuscontingĕre, to touch on all sides—con, wholly, tangĕre, to touch.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contiguous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contiguous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    Record warmth was observed across much of South America, and parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the western contiguous U.S..

  2. Army Brigadier General Ernie Audino:

    The Turks fear the development of such a contiguous Kurdish-controlled region (in Syria) perhaps more than anything else … the Kurds now control territory that stretches from the Iraqi border in the East, through Qamishli to Kobani and to within 90 kilometers [55 miles] of Aleppo.

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Translations for contiguous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съседен, допиращ се, граничещBulgarian
  • contiguCatalan, Valencian
  • angrenzend, nahe, verbunden, durchgehend, zusammen, zusammenhängend, benachbartGerman
  • συνεχόμενοςGreek
  • contiguo, colindante, adyacente, cercano, adosado, vecinoSpanish
  • نزدیک, پیوسته, همسایهPersian
  • jatkuva, naapuri, vierekkäinen, yhtenäinen, viereinen, liittyväFinnish
  • attenant, voisin, contigu, adjacentFrench
  • összefüggő, összekapcsolt, folyamatos, érintkező, melletti, összeérő, egybefüggő, szomszédos, egybekapcsoltHungarian
  • aðlægur, samliggjandi, samlægurIcelandic
  • contiguoItalian
  • whātata, kāpīpitiMāori
  • nærliggende, sammenhengende, tilstøtendeNorwegian
  • aangrenzend, samenhangend, verbondenDutch
  • nærliggande, samanhengande, nærliggjandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • sammenhengendeNorwegian
  • contíguoPortuguese
  • близлежащий, прилегающий, смежный, непрерывный, соприкасающийся, граничащий, соседнийRussian
  • närliggandeSwedish
  • ardışık, komşu, sınırdaş, bitişikTurkish

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