Definition of Adjourn in English :

Define Adjourn in English

Adjourn meaning in English

Meaning of Adjourn in English

Pronunciation of Adjourn in English

Adjourn pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adjourn in English


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1. adjourn, break up, recess

close at the end of a session

Example Sentences:
'The court adjourned'

2. adjourn, retire, withdraw

break from a meeting or gathering

Example Sentences:
'We adjourned for lunch'
'The men retired to the library'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adjourn
1. (intransitive)
(of a court, etc) to close at the end of a session
to postpone or be postponed, esp temporarily or to another place
3. (transitive)
to put off (a problem, discussion, etc) for later consideration; defer
4. (intransitive) informal
to move elsewhere
let's adjourn to the kitchen
to stop work

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verb transitive
to put off or suspend until a future time
to adjourn a meeting
verb intransitive
to close a session or meeting for a time
Congress adjourned for the summer
3.  Informal
to move from a place of meeting (to another place)
let's adjourn to the patio

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of adjourn
v. ad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs
To suspend until a later stated time.
1. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
2. To move to a new location, especially to a less formal setting: After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.

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