Synonyms for abutted

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-buht
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbʌt

Définition of abutted

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "to end at, to border on," from Old French aboter "join end to end, touch upon" (13c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + bout "end" (see butt (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting.
  • verb touch or be next to something
Example sentences :
  • The cottage that abutted on the churchyard was empty, and no other house stood near.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • Opening the door that abutted on to a field beyond, he bade Hogan mount.
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
  • At length they paused in front of a chapel that abutted close on to the street.
  • Extract from : « Her Benny » by Silas Kitto Hocking
  • As he said this we were passing a house the long whitewashed front of which abutted glimmering on the road.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Harry Revel » by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • At that moment Napoleon, in a round hat and plain citizen's cloak, turned out of the alley which abutted on the terrace.
  • Extract from : « The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 » by Eugne Sue
  • He ran down the passage, and found him sure enough at the end of it where it abutted on the street.
  • Extract from : « The King of Schnorrers » by Israel Zangwill
  • With this object in view, we reconnoitred the British cemetery which abutted on the hospital grounds.
  • Extract from : « Caught by the Turks » by Francis Yeats-Brown
  • He vanished behind a laburnum, and appeared again clambering over a fence that abutted on the open down.
  • Extract from : « The Invisible Man » by H. G. Wells
  • Seeking a willow island which abutted on the channel, we made a tent of the sail and stood the brief storm quite comfortably.
  • Extract from : « Historic Waterways--Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers » by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • The nave is flanked with the usual aisles, which in turn are abutted with ten chapels on either side.
  • Extract from : « The Cathedrals of Southern France » by Francis Miltoun

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