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ADJOURN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adjourn mean? 

ADJOURN (verb)
  The verb ADJOURN has 2 senses:

1. close at the end of a session
2. break from a meeting or gathering

  Familiarity information: ADJOURN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADJOURN (verb)


Sense 1adjourn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Close at the end of a session

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

adjourn; recess; break up

Context example:

The court adjourned

Hypernyms (to "adjourn" is one way to...):

cease; end; finish; stop; terminate (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2adjourn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Break from a meeting or gathering

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

adjourn; retire; withdraw

Context examples:

We adjourned for lunch / The men retired to the library

Hypernyms (to "adjourn" is one way to...):

close; close down; close up; fold; shut down (cease to operate or cause to cease operating)

"Adjourn" entails doing...:

assemble; foregather; forgather; gather; meet (collect in one place)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "adjourn"):

prorogue (adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


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