Adjoining vs Abut - What's the difference?

adjoining | abut |


As verbs the difference between adjoining and abut

is that adjoining is while abut is to touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc .

As an adjective adjoining

is being in contact at some point or line; joining to; contiguous; bordering: an adjoining room .

adjoining

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Being in contact at some point or line; joining to; contiguous; bordering: an adjoining room .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902
  • , author = Robert B. Ross (ed.) , title = History of the Knaggs family of Ohio and Michigan , chapter= , isbn= , page= 46 , site = , url = http://openlibrary.org/works/OL3535421W/History_of_the_Knaggs_family_of_Ohio_and_Michigan , accessdate = 2013-07-22 , passage= The location was described to be "on the lower side of the river, adjoining land owned by Whitmore Knaggs and on the upper side by lands not yet granted."}}

    Synonyms

    * adjacent * bordering

    Antonyms

    * separated

    Verb

    (head)
  • abut

    English

    Alternative forms

    * abutt

    Verb

    (abutt)
  • To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet, of an estate, country, etc.
  • It was a time when Germany still abutted upon Russia.
    His land abuts on the road.
  • To lean against on one end; to end on, of a part of a building or wall.
  • To border upon; be next to; abut on; be adjacent to; to support by an abutment.
  • Usage notes

    * (estate or country) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''' or (obsolete) ' to . * (building) Followed by any of the following words: upon', '''on''', or ' against .

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