Synonyms for adjourn

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-jurn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdʒɜrn

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Définition of adjourn

Origin :
  • early 14c., ajournen, "assign a day" (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) "meet" (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn "to a stated day" (à "to" + journ "day," from Latin diurnus "daily;" see diurnal).
  • The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning "to close a meeting" (with or without intention to reconvene) is from early 15c. Meaning "to go in a body to another place" (1640s) is colloquial. The unhistorical -d- was added 16c. Related: Adjourned; adjourning.
  • verb stop a proceeding
Example sentences :
  • But let us adjourn to my study, and examine these new stories.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The congressman insisted that they should adjourn to his rooms.
  • Extract from : « Cy Whittaker's Place » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I must tell you a short anecdote—But shall we adjourn to the terrace?
  • Extract from : « Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • "It would be as well, perhaps, to adjourn this conversation," said Culduff.
  • Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
  • After dinner we'll adjourn to their room and lighten it up a little.
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • Until a majority of States were represented, the delegates could only adjourn from day to day.
  • Extract from : « Union and Democracy » by Allen Johnson
  • A couple of minutes more and they've concluded to adjourn to the corridor.
  • Extract from : « Torchy » by Sewell Ford
  • I might talk easier too, if we could adjourn to the window alcove over there.
  • Extract from : « Torchy, Private Sec. » by Sewell Ford
  • But there was a general cry to adjourn, and the clerk declared the House adjourned.
  • Extract from : « John Quincy Adams » by John. T. Morse
  • It took only a minute to elect Christy and adjourn the ill-fated meeting.
  • Extract from : « Betty Wales Senior » by Margaret Warde

Antonyms for adjourn

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