Adjective "adjoin" definition and examples

(Adjoin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Be next to and joined with (a building, room, or piece of land)
  1. 'I walked through the briefing room, which adjoined his office.'
  2. 'The garda station adjoins the former mill site, which is the focal point of the Council's development and which they bought from Flahavan's last year.'
  3. 'To the right of the entrance hall lies a drawing room while to the left is the library, which in turn adjoins the dining room.'
  4. 'More unusually, there is an observation deck forward that adjoins this room, ideal when entering or leaving port.'
  5. 'Backed up against the old stone wall, the building adjoins the main house and faces south across a newly planted garden.'
  6. 'He presumed they exited through the conference room which adjoined his office and went down the stairwell.'
  7. 'The kitchen, which adjoins the dining room, is fitted with a good range of built-in floor and wall presses as well as a breakfast bar, illuminated worktops, a tiled splashback and double sink.'
  8. 'We spent at least three hours putting everything where instructed in the living room, dining room and kitchen, which adjoined the dining room, separated by a breakfast bar.'
  9. 'The development will also adjoin a pub and restaurant, as well as being handy for the shops and other visitor attractions in Pier Road.'

More definitions

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)

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

More examples(as adjective)

"quarters can be adjoin."

"organizations can be adjoin."

"mills can be adjoin."

"grounds can be adjoin."


Middle English: from Old French ajoindre, from Latin adjungere, from ad- ‘to’ + jungere ‘to join’.