What does abut mean?

abut meaning in General Dictionary

To project to end or border to be contiguous to generally meet with on upon or against as their land abuts traveling

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  • lay right beside another otherwise share a boundary
  • To project; to end or border; to-be contiguous; to meet; -- with upon, upon, or against; as, their land abuts on the way.

abut meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. when two parcels of real property touch one another.


abut meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., "to finish at, to border on," from Old French aboter "join end to end, touch upon" (13c.), from


abut meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To project; to terminate or border; become contiguous; to fulfill; -- with upon, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the way.


Sentence Examples with the word abut

They sweep in a broad band of roughly parallel ranges to the south-west, preserving their general direction till they abut on the Great Registan desert to the west of Kandahar, where they terminate in a series of detached and broken anticlinals whose sides are swept by a sea of encroaching sand.

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