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Abuse of distress
abusus non tollit usum
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Abutilon Avicennae
Abutilon theophrasti
abutment arch
Abutment pier

Abut definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABUT', v.i. To border upon; to be contiguous to; to meet; in strictness, to adjoin to at the end; but this distinction has not always been observed. The word is chiefly used in describing the bounds or situation of land, and in popular language, is contracted into but, as butted and bounded.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on]

Merriam Webster's

verb (abutted; abutting) Etymology: Middle English abutten, from Anglo-French aboter, abuter, partly from Old French aboter to border on, from a- (from Latin ad-) + bout blow, end, from boter to strike; partly from Old French abuter to come to an end, from a- + but end, aim more at (1){butt}, (4){butt} Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to touch along a border or with a projecting part <land abuts on the road> 2. a. to terminate at a point of contact b. to lean for support transitive verb 1. to border on <their property abuts our land> 2. to cause to abut

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (abutted, abutting) 1 intr. (foll. by on) (of estates, countries, etc.) adjoin (another). 2 intr. (foll. by on, against) (of part of a building) touch or lean upon (another) with a projecting end or point (the shed abutted on the side of the house). 3 tr. abut on. Etymology: OF abouter (BUTT(1)) and AL abuttare f. OF but end

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abut A*but", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Abutting.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout end, and but end, purpose.] To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; -- with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the road.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(abuts, abutting, abutted) When land or a building abuts something or abuts on something, it is next to it. (FORMAL) = adjoin VERB

Moby Thesaurus

abut on, adjoin, appose, be based on, be contiguous, be in contact, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, border, border on, bring near, butt, communicate, conjoin, connect, join, juxtapose, juxtaposit, lean on, lie by, lie on, line, march, neighbor, perch, put with, rely on, repose on, rest on, ride, sit on, stand by, stand on, straddle, stride, touch, verge, verge upon

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