adjourn


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ad·journ

 (ə-jûrn′)
v. ad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs
v.tr.
To suspend until a later stated time.
v.intr.
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.

[Middle English ajournen, from Old French ajourner : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + jour, day (from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).]

ad·journ′ment n.

adjourn

(əˈdʒɜːn)
vb
1. (intr) (of a court, etc) to close at the end of a session
2. to postpone or be postponed, esp temporarily or to another place
3. (tr) to put off (a problem, discussion, etc) for later consideration; defer
4. (intr) informal
a. to move elsewhere: let's adjourn to the kitchen.
b. to stop work
[C14: from Old French ajourner to defer to an arranged day, from a- to + jour day, from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus daily, from diēs day]
adˈjournment n

ad•journ

(əˈdʒɜrn)

v.t.
1. to suspend the meeting of (a legislature, court, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely.
2. to defer or postpone (a meeting) to a later time.
3. to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future time.
v.i.
4. to postpone, suspend, or transfer proceedings.
5. to go to another place: to adjourn to the living room.
[1300–50; Middle English ajo(u)rnen < Old French ajo(u)rner, v. derivative of phrase a jorn (nome) to an (appointed) day; see ad-, journey]

adjourn


Past participle: adjourned
Gerund: adjourning

Imperative
adjourn
adjourn
Present
I adjourn
you adjourn
he/she/it adjourns
we adjourn
you adjourn
they adjourn
Preterite
I adjourned
you adjourned
he/she/it adjourned
we adjourned
you adjourned
they adjourned
Present Continuous
I am adjourning
you are adjourning
he/she/it is adjourning
we are adjourning
you are adjourning
they are adjourning
Present Perfect
I have adjourned
you have adjourned
he/she/it has adjourned
we have adjourned
you have adjourned
they have adjourned
Past Continuous
I was adjourning
you were adjourning
he/she/it was adjourning
we were adjourning
you were adjourning
they were adjourning
Past Perfect
I had adjourned
you had adjourned
he/she/it had adjourned
we had adjourned
you had adjourned
they had adjourned
Future
I will adjourn
you will adjourn
he/she/it will adjourn
we will adjourn
you will adjourn
they will adjourn
Future Perfect
I will have adjourned
you will have adjourned
he/she/it will have adjourned
we will have adjourned
you will have adjourned
they will have adjourned
Future Continuous
I will be adjourning
you will be adjourning
he/she/it will be adjourning
we will be adjourning
you will be adjourning
they will be adjourning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been adjourning
you have been adjourning
he/she/it has been adjourning
we have been adjourning
you have been adjourning
they have been adjourning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been adjourning
you will have been adjourning
he/she/it will have been adjourning
we will have been adjourning
you will have been adjourning
they will have been adjourning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been adjourning
you had been adjourning
he/she/it had been adjourning
we had been adjourning
you had been adjourning
they had been adjourning
Conditional
I would adjourn
you would adjourn
he/she/it would adjourn
we would adjourn
you would adjourn
they would adjourn
Past Conditional
I would have adjourned
you would have adjourned
he/she/it would have adjourned
we would have adjourned
you would have adjourned
they would have adjourned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.adjourn - close at the end of a sessionadjourn - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
2.adjourn - break from a meeting or gatheringadjourn - break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
seclude, sequestrate, sequester, withdraw - keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
close down, close up, shut down, close, fold - cease to operate or cause to cease operating; "The owners decided to move and to close the factory"; "My business closes every night at 8 P.M."; "close up the shop"
prorogue - adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

adjourn

verb postpone, delay, suspend, interrupt, put off, stay, defer, recess, discontinue, put on the back burner (informal), prorogue, take a rain check on (U.S. & Canad. informal) The proceedings have been adjourned until next week.
open, continue, remain, stay, gather, assemble, reopen, convene

adjourn

verb
To put off until a later time:
Informal: wait.
Idiom: put on ice.
Translations
odložit
udsætteudskyde
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fresta, gera hlé
daryti pertraukąpertraukapertraukti
pārtrauktpasludināt pārtraukumu
odložiť

adjourn

[əˈdʒɜːn]
A. VT
1. (= suspend) → suspender; (= postpone) → aplazar
to adjourn a discussion for a weekaplazar un debate por una semana
I declare the meeting adjournedse levanta la sesión
to stand adjournedestar en suspenso
2. (Jur) the court is adjournedse levanta la sesión
B. VI
1. [meeting] → aplazarse (Parl) → disolverse
the court then adjournedentonces el tribunal levantó la sesión
2. (= move) (frm or hum) to adjourn to [+ sitting-room, verandah] → pasar a
they adjourned to the pubse trasladaron al bar

adjourn

[əˈdʒɜːrn]
vt
[+ meeting, trial] → ajourner
to adjourn sth till the following week → reporter qch à la semaine suivante
vi
[meeting] → suspendre la séance, lever la séance; [parliament] → clore la session
(= go)
They adjourned to the pub → Ils ont filé au pub.

adjourn

vt
(to another day) → vertagen (→ until auf +acc); he adjourned the meeting for three hourser unterbrach die Konferenz für drei Stunden
(US: = end) → beenden
vi
(to another day) → sich vertagen (→ until auf +acc); to adjourn for lunch/one hourzur Mittagspause/für eine Stunde unterbrechen
(= go to another place) to adjourn to the living roomsich ins Wohnzimmer begeben

adjourn

[əˈdʒɜːn]
1. vt (suspend) → aggiornare, rimandare, rinviare
to adjourn a meeting till the following week → aggiornare or rinviare un incontro alla settimana seguente
to adjourn a meeting for a month → rinviare un incontro di un mese
2. vi
a.sospendere la seduta (Parliament) → sospendere i lavori
b. (move) → spostarsi
they adjourned to the pub (fam) → si sono trasferiti al pub

adjourn

(əˈdʒəːn) verb
to stop (a meeting etc), intending to continue it at another time or place. We shall adjourn (the meeting) until Wednesday.
aˈdjournment noun
References in classic literature ?
So it was an unusually lively meeting, and did not adjourn till a late hour, when it broke up with three shrill cheers for the new member.
But they'd adjourn to the woods some morning with them city folks, and hev it out with rifles at a hundred yards.
For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.
In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, `I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies--'
These rascals will adjourn when they find that they are not in sufficient force," said the Comte de la Fere.
But let us adjourn to my study, and examine these new stories.
And since I have not yet had my coffee, and you have, in all probability, scarcely tasted yours, let us adjourn to the Casino Cafe, where we can sit and smoke and have a talk.
It was in Newman's own apartment that Valentin dined, having brought his portmanteau, so that he might adjourn directly to the railway.
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
I'd adjourn to some other room, wherever you like to show me to.
This body passed a resolution to adjourn for the purpose of visited Tuskegee.
I must go; we'll adjourn the discussion, for I don't want to be nervous on a reception-day.