abut

abut
verb (abutted; abutting) Etymology: Middle English abutten, from Anglo-French aboter, abuter, partly from Old French aboter to border on, from a- (from Latin ad-) + bout blow, end, from boter to strike; partly from Old French abuter to come to an end, from a- + but end, aim — more at (1)butt, (4)butt Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to touch along a border or with a projecting part <
land abuts on the road
>
2. a. to terminate at a point of contact b. to lean for support transitive verb 1. to border on <
their property abuts our land
>
2. to cause to abut

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • abut — /ə bət/ vb abut·ted, abut·ting vi: to touch along a border or with a projecting part used with on, upon, or against the land abut s on the road vt: to border on: reach or touch with an end two lots that abut each other …   Law dictionary

  • abut — abut; abut·ment; abut·tals; abut·ter; …   English syllables

  • Abut — A*but , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abutting}.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout end, and but end, purpose.] To project; to terminate or border; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abut — (v.) mid 13c., to end at, to border on, from O.Fr. aboter join end to end, touch upon (13c.), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + bout end (see BUTT (Cf. butt) (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting …   Etymology dictionary

  • abut — [v] touch or be next to something adjoin, be adjacent to, border on, butt against, join, neighbor; concept 749 …   New thesaurus

  • abut — ► VERB (abutted, abutting) 1) be next to or share a boundary with. 2) touch or lean on. ORIGIN Old French abouter, from bouter strike, butt …   English terms dictionary

  • abut — [ə but′] vi. abutted, abutting [ME aboutien < OFr abouter, to join end to end < a , to + bout, end] to end (on) or lean ( upon) at one end; border ( on); terminate ( against) vt. to end at; border upon …   English World dictionary

  • abut — verb /əˈbʌt/ a) To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet. In a …   Wiktionary

  • Abut — Original name in latin Abut Name in other language Abut State code PH Continent/City Asia/Manila longitude 17.35423 latitude 121.60138 altitude 130 Population 2387 Date 2013 04 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • abut — UK [əˈbʌt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms abut : present tense I/you/we/they abut he/she/it abuts present participle abutting past tense abutted past participle abutted formal to be next to or touching an area or building …   English dictionary

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