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Definition of the verb adjoin

What does adjoin mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: adjoined | adjoining | adjoins

  1. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    • example: Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme 1 - concrete object] and [Theme 2] [Verb]Italy and France touch
      [Theme 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Theme 2]Italy borders France

      Verbs of Existence (with the same syntax): abut, cross, hit, intersect, meet, touch.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of adjoin: abut / border / butt / butt against / butt on / edge / march
    • more generic words: contact / meet / touch = be in direct physical contact with
    • more specific words: neighbour / neighbor = be located near or adjacent to
  2. be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  3. attach or add
    • example: I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: add = make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others

Alternative definition of the verb adjoin


  1. [transitive] To be in contact or connection with.
  2. [transitive, mathematics, chiefly algebra, and, number theory] To extend an algebraic object (e.g. a field, a ring, etc.) by adding to it (an element not belonging to it) and all finite power series of (the element).

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for adjoin

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Google previewModern Syntax (2011)

A Coursebook by Andrew Carnie

Adjoin is the rule that attaches adjuncts. It differs from C-merge and S-merge in that the resultant structure is a projection of the non-head. • The Principle of Full Interpretation ensures that all the features of heads have been fully satisfied.

Google previewLanguage and Logos (2010)

Studies in theoretical and computational linguistics by Thomas Hanneforth, Gisbert Fanselow

adjoin is a partial mapping from Exp(Feat) x.

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

adjoin (,V ds-im) vb be not to. < ultimately Latin ad- to + juagere to join. adjourn (a 'dsain) vb 1 (of a court, etc.) close a session temporarily. 2 postpone or be postponed, adjournment a < ultimately Latin ad- to + diurnus daily. adjudge (p' dsAds) ...

Google previewThe encyclopaedia of municipal and sanitary engineering (1910)

a handy working guide in all matters connected with municipal and sanitary engineering and administration by William Henry Maxwell, John Thomas Brown

The disinfecting chamber should adjoin the laundry and be fitted with a steam disinfector. The disinfecting apartment comprises two chambers, one for receiving the infected clothing and the other for receiving the clothes after they have passed ...

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

adjoin, rendered by inf . -hoxs(e); ehoxstota,it adjoins (standing close against); ehoxsemane , one is ...

Google previewEnglish-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary (2002)

by Frances Froman, Carrie Joan Dyck, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye

assemble, put together dehsegahg' you will assemble, put together P •gaho' adjoin, abutt see: kaho' [N+] adjoin, abutt degaihwakahg' an alliance S •gahodi roll one's eyes, snub s.o. [at+ -gah(a)N- eye -odi, -pgyv- throw] disat»aho di you ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk language, (1874)

in two parts. I.- Efïk and English. II.- English and Efïk

Adjoin', v. tr. Dian; siibo. Adjoin', v. intr. Diana ; tnak ; da ye. Adjoin'-ing, ppr.

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Adjoin Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1D2J8O1I1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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