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Describing a real estate property immediately next to another. For example, a house adjoins the house next door. See also: Adjacent.


Touching, as in properties that are not separated by any natural or human-made barrier nor by any other property. Contrast with adjacent, which means nearby, but not necessarily touching.

References in classic literature ?
With this emphatic repetition of his concluding words, the young lord turned upon his heel; but before he had reached the adjoining room he turned back again, and said, with even greater vehemence than he had displayed before,
Mr Snawley's house was on the extreme borders of some new settlements adjoining Somers Town, and Mr Squeers had taken lodgings therein for a short time, as his stay was longer than usual, and the Saracen, having experience of Master Wackford's appetite, had declined to receive him on any other terms than as a full-grown customer.
I will not, however, here give any instances, for I see hardly any way of distinguishing between the effects, on the one hand, of a part being largely developed through natural selection and another and adjoining part being reduced by this same process or by disuse, and, on the other hand, the actual withdrawal of nutriment from one part owing to the excess of growth in another and adjoining part.
The perfect preservation of the carcasses of the Siberian elephants and rhinoceroses is certainly one of the most wonderful facts in geology; but independently of the imagined difficulty of supplying them with food from the adjoining countries, the whole case is not, I think, so perplexing as it has generally been considered.
180) the adjoining action of glaciers and floating icebergs.
In an instant, the lad entered the room adjoining, and, under pretence of snuffing the candle, moved it in the required position, and, speaking to the girl, caused her to raise her face.
Met Office reported that weak seasonal low lies over North Baluchistan and its adjoining areas.
The bridge will reduce the distance between Mirpur and adjoining town of Islamgarh to a greater extent, they said.
For example, building up to or astride the boundary line - line of junction - where it is not built on already, cutting into a party wall for the purposes of inserting a beam or flashing detail and, excavating within three or six metres of an adjoining property.
Could it cause a) unwanted delays to the construction schedule; b) the adjoining property owner holding up the project for a near ransom; or c) drawn out litigation to resolve the mess?
3 million and an adjoining 5,752-SF house on 5 acres for $524,000.
The goal is a staggering $35 million over 20 years for plans that include building a new church -- three times the size of the existing one -- converting the current building into a multipurpose center and eventually expanding the adjoining Catholic school, Rosado said.