adjoin

Things that adjoin are next to each other or share a boundary. Two adjoining states are neighbors. The United States adjoins Canada.

Just as the word join suggests togetherness, things that adjoin are together in a specific way. They're adjacent, which means they're butting right up against one other. Two adjoining buildings are connected or next-door neighbors. Two adjoining states share a border. If two rooms adjoin, they are connected by a door or they share a wall. When things adjoin, they have a physical connection.

Definitions of adjoin
  1. verb
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    “Canada adjoins the U.S.”
    synonyms: abut, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march
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    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
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    contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  2. verb
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
    synonyms: contact, meet, touch
    converge, meet
    be adjacent or come together
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    cover, spread over
    form a cover over
    adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick
    come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    chafe, fray, fret, rub, scratch
    cause friction
    attach
    be attached; be in contact with
    hug
    fit closely or tightly
    abut, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    border, environ, ring, skirt, surround
    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    lean against, lean on, rest on
    rest on for support
    flood
    cover with liquid, usually water
    bloody
    cover with blood
    mist, mist over
    become covered with mist
    glaciate
    cover with ice or snow or a glacier
    strew
    cover; be dispersed over
    grass, grass over
    cover with grass
    mold
    fit tightly, follow the contours of
    conglutinate
    stick together
    agglutinate
    clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.
    cake, coat
    form a coat over
    drown, overwhelm, submerge
    cover completely or make imperceptible
    leech onto
    admire boundlessly and follow around
    fringe
    decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
    gird, girdle
    put a girdle on or around
    cloister
    surround with a cloister
    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
    surround completely
    mantle
    cover like a mantle
    hem in
    surround in a restrictive manner
    cloak, clothe, drape, robe
    cover as if with clothing
    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
    cloister
    surround with a cloister, as of a garden
    blanket
    form a blanket-like cover (over)
    carpet
    form a carpet-like cover (over)
    smother
    form an impenetrable cover over
    shroud
    form a cover like a shroud
  3. verb
    attach or add
    “I adjoin a copy of your my lawyer's letter”
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    add
    make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
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