abut upon
index border (approach), border (bound)

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  • abut upon — See abut against …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • abut upon — border on, be right next to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abut against — (also abut upon) Meet (end to end or side to side), be contiguous, adjoin, be adjacent to, terminate at or upon, be conterminous with, be juxtaposed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • abut — /ə bət/ vb abut·ted, abut·ting vi: to touch along a border or with a projecting part used with on, upon, or against the land abut s on the road vt: to border on: reach or touch with an end two lots that abut each other …   Law dictionary

  • abut — [ə but′] vi. abutted, abutting [ME aboutien < OFr abouter, to join end to end < a , to + bout, end] to end (on) or lean ( upon) at one end; border ( on); terminate ( against) vt. to end at; border upon …   English World dictionary

  • Abut — A*but , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abutted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abutting}.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout end, and but end, purpose.] To project; to terminate or border; to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abut — (v.) mid 13c., to end at, to border on, from O.Fr. aboter join end to end, touch upon (13c.), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + bout end (see BUTT (Cf. butt) (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting …   Etymology dictionary

  • abut — verb /əˈbʌt/ a) To touch by means of a mutual border, edge or end; to border on; to lie adjacent; to project; to terminate; to be contiguous; to meet. In a …   Wiktionary

  • abut — v. (D; intr.) to abut against, on, upon * * * [ə bʌt] on upon (D; intr.) to abutagainst …   Combinatory dictionary

  • abut — Synonyms and related words: abut on, adjoin, appose, be based on, be contiguous, be in contact, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, border, border on, bring near, butt, communicate, conjoin, connect, join, juxtapose, juxtaposit, lean on, lie by, lie… …   Moby Thesaurus

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