Meaning of ADJACENT in English

ad ‧ ja ‧ cent AC /əˈdʒeɪs ə nt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: present participle of adjacere 'to lie near' , from ad- 'to' + jacere 'to lie' ]

a room, building, piece of land etc that is adjacent to something is next to it:

We stayed in adjacent rooms.

adjacent to

the building adjacent to the library

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▪ next to preposition very close to someone or something, with no other person, building, place etc in between:

I sat next to him at dinner.


The hotel was right next to the airport.

▪ beside preposition next to the side of someone or something:

Ella came and sat down beside me.


They were sitting beside the pool.

▪ by preposition next to something – often used about being very close to a window, door, or the edge of something such as an area of water:

I saw him standing by the window.


Weymouth is a pretty little town by the sea.


She lives by the river.

▪ next door adverb in the building or room next to yours, or next to another one:

The house next door is much bigger than ours.


Have you met the people who’ve just moved in next door?

▪ alongside adverb , preposition close to the side of something, especially a river, railway, boat, or vehicle:

I decided to take the path alongside the railway track.


A police car pulled up alongside.

▪ adjacent adjective , adverb formal a building, room, or piece of land that is adjacent to another one is next to it:

They walked through a rose garden adjacent to the hospital.


The blaze spread to two adjacent buildings.

▪ adjoining adjective formal an adjoining room, building, or piece of land is one that is next to another one and is joined to it:

We had adjoining rooms at the hotel.

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