- The definition of adjacent is next to or nearby.
An example of adjacent is two houses that are next to one another.
Two adjacent houses.
adjacent definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin adjacens, present participle of adjacere, to lie near ; from ad-, to plush jacere, to lie, throw: see jet
- adjacently adverb
adjacent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Close to; lying near: adjacent cities.
- Next to; adjoining: adjacent garden plots.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin adiacēns, adiacent-, present participle of adiacēre, to lie near : ad-, ad- + iacēre, to lie; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
- ad·jaˈcent·ly adverb
adjacent - Legal Definition