Meaning of ADJACENT in English

— adjacently , adv.

/euh jay"seuhnt/ , adj.

1. lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.

2. just before, after, or facing: a map on an adjacent page.

[ 1400-50; late ME adjacent- (s. of adjacens, prp. of adjacere to adjoin), equiv. to ad- AD- + jac- lie + -ent- -ENT ]

Syn. 1. abutting, juxtaposed, touching. See adjoining .

Ant . distant.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .