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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ADJOIN', v.t. [L. adjungo, ad and jungo. See Join.]
To join or unite to; to put to, by placing in contact; to unite, by fastening together with a joint, mortise, or knot. But in these transitive senses, it is rarely used. [See Join.]
ADJOIN', v.i. To lie or be next to, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, a farm adjoining to the highway. This is the common use of the word, and to is often omitted; as adjoining the highway.

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]
2: 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" [syn: touch, adjoin, meet, contact]
3: attach or add; "I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter"

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ajoindre, from Latin adjungere, from ad- + jungere to join more at yoke Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to add or attach by joining 2. to lie next to or in contact with intransitive verb to be close to or in contact with one another

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 be next to and joined with. 2 archaic = ADD 1. Etymology: ME f. OF ajoindre, ajoign- f. L adjungere adjunct- (as AD-, jungere join)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Adjoin Ad*join", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjoined; p. pr. & vb. n. Adjoining.] [OE. ajoinen, OF. ajoindre, F. adjoindre, fr. L. adjungere; ad + jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Adjunct.] To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append. Corrections . . . should be, as remarks, adjoined by way of note. --Watts.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Adjoin Ad*join" ([a^]d*join"), v. i. 1. To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin. When one man's land adjoins to another's. --Blackstone. Note: The construction with to, on, or with is obsolete or obsolescent. 2. To join one's self. [Obs.] She lightly unto him adjoined side to side. --Spenser.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(adjoins, adjoining, adjoined) If one room, place, or object adjoins another, they are next to each other. (FORMAL) VERB

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Be contiguous to, lie near to, lie close to, border upon, be adjacent to, march on or with, lie next, be juxtaposed to. II. v. n. (Rare.) Border together, lie near together, lie close together, be contiguous, be adjacent.

Moby Thesaurus

abut, abut on, add, affix, agglutinate, annex, append, appose, attach, be contiguous, be in contact, befringe, bind, border, border on, bound, bring near, burden, butt, communicate, complicate, conjoin, connect, decorate, edge, encumber, end, enframe, frame, fringe, glue on, hem, hitch on, infix, join, join with, juxtapose, juxtaposit, lap, lie by, line, list, march, marge, margin, marginate, meet, neighbor, ornament, paste on, plus, postfix, prefix, purfle, purl, put with, rim, run into, saddle with, set off, side, skirt, slap on, stand by, subjoin, suffix, superadd, superpose, tack on, tag, tag on, touch, trim, unite with, verge, verge upon

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