Origin of adjacentClassical Latin adjacens, present participle of adjacere, to lie near from ad-, to + jacere, to lie, throw: see jet
Two adjacent houses.
The definition of adjacent is next to or nearby.
An example of adjacent is two houses that are next to one another.
- Close to; lying near: adjacent cities.
- Next to; adjoining: adjacent garden plots.
Origin of adjacentMiddle English from Latin adiacēns adiacent- present participle of adiacēre to lie near ad- ad- iacēre to lie ; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- (US) Next to; adjacent to; beside.
Latin adiacēns, adiacentis.
adjacent - Legal Definition
Laying near or close by, but not necessarily connected. See also adjoining.
- We moved to adjacent land with a higher elevation in case there was a tsunami after the earthquake.
- A bird hide is situated adjacent to the lake.
- Start from the street directly adjacent to your home, and head East to the river.
- He encouraged adjacent landowners to install some signs.
- The land is conveniently located adjacent to the main stable block.