lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring:
a motel adjacent to the highway.
just before, after, or facing:
a map on an adjacent page.
adjacently, on the upper reaches of Broadway, Ma Tamby was shopping.
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
being near or close, esp having a common boundary; adjoining; contiguous
(of a pair of vertices in a graph) joined by a common edge
(of a pair of edges in a graph) meeting at a common vertex
(geometry) the side lying between a specified angle and a right angle in a right-angled triangle
early 15c., from Latin adiacentem (nominative adiacens) “lying at,” present participle of adiacere “lie at, border upon, lie near,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + iacere “to lie, rest,” literally “to throw” (see jet (v.)), with notion of “to cast (oneself) down.”
of, relating to, or used as an . describing by means of many ; depending for effect on intensive qualification of subject matter, as a writer, style, or essay. Historical Examples There are some adjectival surnames which are not immediately recognizable. The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley The yellow beak is long and curved, hence […]
of, relating to, or used as an . describing by means of many ; depending for effect on intensive qualification of subject matter, as a writer, style, or essay. Grammar. any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as […]
Grammar. any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as wise in a wise grandmother, or perfect in a perfect score, or handsome in He is extremely handsome. Other terms, as numbers (one cup; twelve months), certain demonstrative pronouns […]
- Adjective clause
a relative clause that modifies a noun or pronoun, as the clause that I told you about in This is the book that I told you about and who saw us in It was she who saw us. Historical Examples Substitute (if possible) an adjective clause for each adjective phrase in the sentences you have […]