abut


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a·but

 (ə-bŭt′)
v. a·but·ted, a·but·ting, a·buts
v.intr.
To touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent.
v.tr.
1. To border upon or end at; be next to.
2. To support as an abutment.

[Middle English abutten, from Old French abouter, to border on (a-, to from Latin ad-; see ad- + bouter, to strike; see bhau- in Indo-European roots) and from Old French abuter, to end at (from but, end; see butt4).]

a·but′ter n.

abut

(əˈbʌt)
vb, abuts, abutting or abutted
(usually foll by: on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end
[C15: from Old French abouter to join at the ends, border on; influenced by abuter to touch at an end, buttress]

a•but

(əˈbʌt)

v. a•but•ted, a•but•ting. v.i.
1. to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often fol. by on, upon, or against).
v.t.
2. to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
3. to support by an abutment.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French abuter touch at one end, v. derivative of a but to (the) end; see a-5, butt2]
a•but′ter, n.

abut


Past participle: abutted
Gerund: abutting

Imperative
abut
abut
Present
I abut
you abut
he/she/it abuts
we abut
you abut
they abut
Preterite
I abutted
you abutted
he/she/it abutted
we abutted
you abutted
they abutted
Present Continuous
I am abutting
you are abutting
he/she/it is abutting
we are abutting
you are abutting
they are abutting
Present Perfect
I have abutted
you have abutted
he/she/it has abutted
we have abutted
you have abutted
they have abutted
Past Continuous
I was abutting
you were abutting
he/she/it was abutting
we were abutting
you were abutting
they were abutting
Past Perfect
I had abutted
you had abutted
he/she/it had abutted
we had abutted
you had abutted
they had abutted
Future
I will abut
you will abut
he/she/it will abut
we will abut
you will abut
they will abut
Future Perfect
I will have abutted
you will have abutted
he/she/it will have abutted
we will have abutted
you will have abutted
they will have abutted
Future Continuous
I will be abutting
you will be abutting
he/she/it will be abutting
we will be abutting
you will be abutting
they will be abutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abutting
you have been abutting
he/she/it has been abutting
we have been abutting
you have been abutting
they have been abutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abutting
you will have been abutting
he/she/it will have been abutting
we will have been abutting
you will have been abutting
they will have been abutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abutting
you had been abutting
he/she/it had been abutting
we had been abutting
you had been abutting
they had been abutting
Conditional
I would abut
you would abut
he/she/it would abut
we would abut
you would abut
they would abut
Past Conditional
I would have abutted
you would have abutted
he/she/it would have abutted
we would have abutted
you would have abutted
they would have abutted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abut - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
neighbor, neighbour - be located near or adjacent to; "Pakistan neighbors India"

abut

abut

verb
To be contiguous or next to:
Translations

abut

[əˈbʌt]
A. VI to abut on sth [land] → lindar con algo, confinar con algo; [house, building] → estar contiguo con algo, colindar con algo
B. VT to abut sth = to abut on sth

abut

[əˈbʌt] (formal)
vt (= adjoin) → être contigu/guë à
vi
to abut on sth, to abut onto sth (= adjoin) → être contigu/guë à qch

abut

vistoßen (on(to) an +acc); (land also)grenzen (on(to) an +acc); (two houses, fields etc)aneinanderstoßen/-grenzen

abut

[əˈbʌt] vi to abut on sthconfinare con qc
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