connecting without a break; within a common boundary
"the 48 conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states"
adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)(adj)
having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
"Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"; "neighboring cities"
coextensive, coterminous, conterminous(adj)
being of equal extent or scope or duration
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Adjacent farms may not be connected; if adjoining, they meet at the boundary-line. Conterminous would imply that their dimensions were exactly equal on the side where they adjoin. Contiguous may be used for either adjacent or adjoining. Abutting refers rather to the end of one building or estate than to the neighborhood of another. Buildings may be adjacent or adjoining that are not attached. Near is a relative word, places being called near upon the railroad which would elsewhere be deemed remote. Neighboring always implies such proximity that the inhabitants may be neighbors. Next views some object as the nearest of several or many; next neighbor implies a neighborhood.
The farm was adjacent to the village.
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