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Meaning & Definition of Adjacent in English

English

Adjacent

/əʤesənt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • adjacent
  • ,
  • next
  • ,
  • side by side(p)

2. Having a common boundary or edge

  • Abutting
  • Touching
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • adjacent
  • ,
  • conterminous
  • ,
  • contiguous
  • ,
  • neighboring(a)

3. Near or close to but not necessarily touching

  • "Lands adjacent to the mountains"
  • "New york and adjacent cities"
    synonym:
  • adjacent

Examples of using

The post office is adjacent to the library.