Definitions of adjacent

  1.   Lying near to: contiguous.
  2.   Adjacency.
  3.   near or close to but not necessarily touching; " lands adjacent to the mountains"; " New York and adjacent cities"
  4.   That which is adjacent.
  5.   Near; close; adjoining.
  6.   Near; adjoining; contiguous.
  8.   Lying near; bordering upon.
  9.   Near; close to.
  10.   Lying near or contiguous.
  11.   having a common boundary or edge; touching; " abutting lots"; " adjoining rooms"; " Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; " the side of Germany conterminous with France"; " Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; " neighboring cities"
  12.   Lying near, close, or contiguous; neighboring; bordering on; as, a field adjacent to the highway.
  13.   nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; " had adjacent rooms"; " in the next room"; " the person sitting next to me"; " our rooms were side by side"

Usage examples for adjacent

  1. It had no key, but there was a small catch to the knob and I turned it on while the men were looking into the adjacent rooms. ” – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  2. “ A vast multitude of determined men filled not only Clermont but the adjacent towns and villages, even sleeping in the fields, although the weather was bitterly cold, who demanded to know the policy of the Church. ” – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  3. They were about a mile down the road, and all about them, over the road and the adjacent fields, was a lake of water. ” – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  4. It must, presumably, open from or adjacent to the living- room and yet be so placed that its roof will not cut off too much light. ” – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  5. Having deposited it between my knees, I once more set to work with my knife to tunnel through the side of the adjacent box. ” – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  6. Presently the eager audience found itself listening to what was neither more nor less than a lecture on the architecture of Hathelsborough Moot Hall and its immediately adjacent buildings- and then Brent began to see the drift of the Borough Surveyor's evidence. ” – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  7. The listener in the adjacent room turned from the window as if drawn by some magic power; he took a few steps towards the door, then stopped and shook his head with a sigh. ” – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  8. “ Titus reserved to Philip the royal dignity; he pardoned the Aetolians, and stood their friend; but Philopoemen, exasperated against his country, deprived it of its supremacy over the adjacent villages. ” – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  9. Going into an adjacent room where there was no light, he lifted a corner of the blind and peered forth. ” – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  10. Whatever compassion might be felt for Van Diemen's Land in the adjacent colonies, hitherto its treatment by the minister had produced no demonstration in its favor. ” – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  11. This heavily- barred window stood considerably high, and if viewed from a distance, or even from the ground adjacent seemed small in consequence. ” – Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros
  12. The house was not a hundreds yards from the bank of the magnificent stream, and a small but deep creek ran up to the adjacent buildings; for Don Cumanos had property even more valuable, being proprietor of a gold mine near the town of Jambrano, about eight miles farther up, and which mine had latterly become exceedingly productive. ” – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  13. The territory lying adjacent to the Mississippi along its lower course will thereby become one of the most prosperous and populous, as it already is one of the most fertile, farming regions in all the world. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. It was all valuable- there was no difficulty in selling to adjacent owners. ” – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  15. Neither she nor his mother could calm him for some time, and when at length he was somewhat comforted one of the younger boys fell down in an adjacent room and began to cry lustily. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  16. “ Feigenbaum cried, extending two fingers and sinking into the adjacent seat. ” – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  17. The servants made me a bed in the room adjacent to my host. ” – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  18. “ A series of pointed wires projected from the surface of the belt near the edge immediately adjacent to the needle. ” – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  19. “ Zola's realistic novels had just become the object of discussion; and they had stirred up, not France only, but the adjacent countries as well. ” – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig