A judge ordering a recess to court proceedings is an example of adjourn.
Congress adjourned for the summer.
Let's adjourn to the patio.
The trial was adjourned for a week.
After the dinner, we will adjourn to the bar.
After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.
An example of adjourn is when you and your guests leave the kitchen to go have a drink outside.
To adjourn a meeting.
Origin of adjourn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French ajorner (French ajourner), from the phrase a jor (nomé) ("to an (appointed) day")