to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against):
This piece of land abuts on a street.
to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
to support by an .
With this object in view, we reconnoitred the British cemetery which abutted on the hospital grounds.
Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
Opening the door that abutted on to a field beyond, he bade Hogan mount.
The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
Then we turned our horses, and I shaped our course so as to strike the top of the long lane that abutted on the down.
Greenmantle John Buchan
As he said this we were passing a house the long whitewashed front of which abutted glimmering on the road.
The Adventures of Harry Revel Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Seeking a willow island which abutted on the channel, we made a tent of the sail and stood the brief storm quite comfortably.
Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers Reuben Gold Thwaites
At that moment Napoleon, in a round hat and plain citizen’s cloak, turned out of the alley which abutted on the terrace.
The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2 Eugne Sue
They went as far up-stream as the little steamer could run, and then landed on the bank which abutted on some rushy meadows.
Agatha’s Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
And it had no frontier which abutted upon friendly country nearer than the Caucasus, an almost hopeless journey to attempt.
A Prisoner in Turkey John Still
He ran down the passage, and found him sure enough at the end of it where it abutted on the street.
The King of Schnorrers Israel Zangwill
It was both bell and clock tower, and abutted on to both the cathedral proper and St. Gregory’s.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul Arthur Dimock
verb abuts, abutting, abutted
usually foll by on, upon, or against. to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end
mid-13c., “to end at, to border on,” from Old French aboter “join end to end, touch upon” (13c.), from à “to” (see ad-) + bout “end” (see butt (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting.
to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street. to be adjacent to; border on; end at. to support by an . Historical Examples In 1827, a little school was opened in a building at the corner of […]
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the centimeter-gram-second unit of electromotive force, equivalent to 10 −8 volt. noun the cgs unit of potential difference in the electromagnetic system; the potential difference between two points when work of 1 erg must be done to transfer 1 abcoulomb of charge from one point to the other: equivalent to 10–8 volt
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