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adjoin | adjoinant | adjoining | adjoining room | adjoint | adjourn | adjournal | adjournment | adjudge | adjudger | adjudgment

adjourn

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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)
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ad=journ

CIDE DICTIONARY

adjournv. t. [OE. ajornen, OF. ajoiner, ajurner, F. ajourner; OF. a (L. ad) + jor, jur, jorn, F. jour, day, fr. L. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. Cf. Journal, Journey.].
     To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time."  [1913 Webster]
    "'Tis a needful fitness
    That we adjourn this court till further day.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To delay; defer; postpone; put off; suspend.
adjournv. i. 
     To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adjourn, v.
1 tr. a put off; postpone. b break off (a meeting, discussion, etc.) with the intention of resuming later.
2 intr. of persons at a meeting: a break off proceedings and disperse. b (foll. by to) transfer the meeting to another place.

Etymology
ME f. OF ajorner (as AD-, jorn day ult. f. L diurnus DIURNAL): cf. JOURNAL, JOURNEY

THESAURUS

adjourn

break up, close, continue, curb, defer, delay, disband, discontinue, disperse, dissolve, drag out, extend, hang fire, hang up, hold back, hold off, hold over, hold up, lay aside, lay by, lay over, pigeonhole, postpone, prolong, prorogate, prorogue, protract, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess, reserve, restrain, rise, set aside, set by, shelve, shift off, sleep on, stand over, stave off, stay, stretch out, suspend, table, take a recess, terminate, waive

ROGET THESAURUS

adjourn

Lateness

VB be late, tarry, wait, stay, bide, take time, dawdle, linger, loiter, bide one's time, take one's time, gain time, hang fire, stand over, lie over, put off, defer, delay, lay over, suspend, table, shift off, stave off, waive, retard, remand, postpone, adjourn, procrastinate, dally, prolong, protract, spin out, draw out, lengthen out, stretch out, prorogue, keep back, tide over, push to the last, drive to the last, let the matter stand over, reserve, temporize, consult one's pillow, sleep on it, lose an opportunity, be kept waiting, dance attendance, kick one's heels, cool one's heels, faire antichambre, wait impatiently, await, sit up, sit up at night.


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