Synonyms for abutting

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

Définition of abutting

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 :
  • "Just at the back of the house and abutting on the side of the road," I explained.
  • Extract from : « The Motor Pirate » by George Sidney Paternoster
  • Only one other location was left, the abutting shelf of some canyon.
  • Extract from : « The Air Ship Boys » by H.L. Sayler
  • The sitting-room was on the ground-floor, abutting on the pavement.
  • Extract from : « The Revolution in Tanner's Lane » by Mark Rutherford
  • A piece for holding a strap, and forming an abutting piece for a key.
  • Extract from : « Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II » by Joshua Rose
  • They were stoutly built, too, of solid oak and abutting on strong lockers.
  • Extract from : « The Great Mogul » by Louis Tracy
  • It is a circus, surrounded by tiers of seats and abutting on the city ramparts.
  • Extract from : « The Wonders of Pompeii » by Marc Monnier
  • A sole wing, that following the Seine and abutting at right angles against the Pavilion de l'Horloge, had resulted.
  • Extract from : « Royal Palaces and Parks of France » by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
  • How long was it going to stand the mere strain, let alone the sawing and chafing that it must get from every abutting rock?
  • Extract from : « Adventures Among the Red Indians » by H. W. G. Hyrst
  • It was a crazy, tumble-down old house, abutting of course on the river, and literally overrun with rats.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete » by John Forster
  • (f) The city was to furnish the right of way to the contractor free from all claims of abutting property owners.
  • Extract from : « The New York Subway » by Anonymous

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