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Adjoin   /ədʒˈɔɪn/   Listen

(past & past part. adjoined; pres. part. adjoining)
Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary.  Synonyms: abut, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march.  "England marches with Scotland"
Be in direct physical contact with; make contact.  Synonyms: contact, meet, touch.  "Their hands touched" , "The wire must not contact the metal cover" , "The surfaces contact at this point"
Attach or add.

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"Adjoin" Quotes from Famous Books

... time and human feet, to the top of the wall, which is some twelve feet in width. Picking our way carefully, for the route was strewn with loose stones and bricks, we usually made the circuit twice before descending. Where the steps adjoin the wall two large right angles are formed, into which Chinese houses have been built in such a manner that their roofs are conterminous with, and slope at the same angle as, the steps, rendering it possible to pass from one to the other with ...
— Life and sport in China - Second Edition • Oliver G. Ready

... and the Black Town {226} adjoin the fortified portions, and are considerably larger. In the Open Town, the streets are very regular and broad, more so than any other Indian city that I saw; they are also carefully watered. I observed many houses decorated with artistically-carved wooden pillars, capitals, and ...
— A Woman's Journey Round the World • Ida Pfeiffer

... that belonged to the town of Mansoul, which if you adjoin to these, will yet give farther demonstration to all, of the glory and strength of the place. It had always a sufficiency of provision within its walls; it had the best, most wholesome, and excellent law that then was extant in the world. There was not a rascal, ...
— The Holy War • John Bunyan

... Cape Flattery, Washington, is occupied by the Makah, one of the Wakashan tribes, who probably wrested this outpost of the family from the Salish (Clallam) who next adjoin them on Puget Sound. ...
— Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico • John Wesley Powell

... to be a high favour from God and from our Sovereign, that we may enjoy our consciences in point of God's worship, the main end of transplanting ourselves into these remote corners of the earth, and should most heartily rejoice that all our neighbours so qualified as in that proposition would adjoin themselves to our societies, according to the order of the Gospel, for enjoyment of the sacraments to themselves and theirs; but if, through different persuasions respecting Church government, it cannot be obtained, we could not deny a liberty to any, according to the proposition, ...
— The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 - From 1620-1816 • Egerton Ryerson

... distress. Driven from hunting-ground to hunting-ground, and pursued like wild beasts wherever seen, they were now confined to a narrow tract of country, lying chiefly along the coasts of the gulf and the borders of the lakes which adjoin to it. For some time previous to the arrival of the expedition, the warriors of these tribes put themselves under the command of Colonel Nickolls, of the Royal Marines, and continued to harass the Americans by frequent incursions ...
— The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 • G. R. Gleig

Words linked to "Adjoin" :   chafe, spread over, fret, converge, rub, adjunction, meet, cohere, fray, neighbour, ring, butt, butt on, cover, adhere, rest on, lean on, neighbor, scratch, cling, march, attach, skirt, surround, stick, hug, contact, add, adjunctive, lean against, border, cleave, environ

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