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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
elnapol
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 ?
They took him to a room where other prisoners were waiting and here he stayed until court adjourned, when he had another long and bitterly cold ride in a patrol wagon to the county jail, which is on the north side of the city, and nine or ten miles from the stockyards.
After dinner, we immediately adjourned to the schoolroom: lessons recommenced, and were continued till five o'clock.
I bid them be quiet, now that they saw me returned, and, benumbed to my very heart, I dragged up-stairs; whence, after putting on dry clothes, and pacing to and fro thirty or forty minutes, to restore the animal heat, I adjourned to my study, feeble as a kitten: almost too much so to enjoy the cheerful fire and smoking coffee which the servant had prepared for my refreshment.
The hall-clock struck the adjourned breakfast-hour.
The Judges having to take part in a public demonstration out of doors, the Tribunal adjourned.
We had an adjourned cause in the Consistory that day - about excommunicating a baker who had been objecting in a vestry to a paving-rate - and as the evidence was just twice the length of Robinson Crusoe, according to a calculation I made, it was rather late in the day before we finished.
We dined on these occasions in the kitchen, and adjourned, for the nuts and oranges and apples, to the parlour; which was a change very like Joe's change from his working clothes to his Sunday dress.
They stood awhile consulting under the buttresses of Saint Giles; thence they adjourned to the lodgings of one of the number in North Castle Street, where (for that matter) they might have had quite as good a supper, and far better drink, than in the dangerous paradise from which they had been routed.
The sitting is adjourned, gentlemen," said the president; "fresh inquiries will be made, and the case will be tried next session by another magistrate.
They could not but hold her cheap on finding that she had but two sashes, and had never learned French; and when they perceived her to be little struck with the duet they were so good as to play, they could do no more than make her a generous present of some of their least valued toys, and leave her to herself, while they adjourned to whatever might be the favourite holiday sport of the moment, making artificial flowers or wasting gold paper.
We learnt, however, as the time went on, that a new application was made to the Lord Chancellor on Richard's behalf as an infant and a ward, and I don't know what, and that there was a quantity of talking, and that the Lord Chancellor described him in open court as a vexatious and capricious infant, and that the matter was adjourned and readjourned, and referred, and reported on, and petitioned about until Richard began to doubt (as he told us) whether, if he entered the army at all, it would not be as a veteran of seventy or eighty years of age.
We adjourned to one of those pretty cafes and took supper and tested the wines of the country, as we had been instructed to do, and found them harmless and unexciting.