Share this entry

Share this page

abut

Saltos de línea: abut
Pronunciación: /əˈbʌt
 
/

Definición de abut en inglés:

verbo (abuts, abutting, abutted)

[with object]
1(Of a building or an area of land) be next to or have a common boundary with: gardens abutting Great Prescott Street [no object]: a park abutting on an area of waste land
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Exactly behind the new residential buildings abutting the Opera House forecourt is the Tarpeian Way, but the public viewing platform is gone.
  • Her (now ex-) husband's family had been farmers on this part of the Chilterns for a couple of generations and the pub abutted their land.
  • Many local forest dwellers and people inhabiting areas abutting forests utilise their traditional skills combined with their knowledge of the interiors of the forests to hunt and set traps for our threatened wildlife.
1.1Touch or lean on: masonry may crumble where a roof abuts it
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Rather, they tend to develop in the many nooks and crannies formed where roof planes intersect, or where roofs abut walls.
  • S5 abuts the right heart border medially, while S4 extends to and comprises a portion of the lateral border of the right lung.
  • On the symphyseal side, the concavity abuts a ridge that borders the straight symphyseal surface of the plate.
Sinónimos
adjoin, be adjacent to, border, butt up against/to, be next to, neighbour, verge on, join, touch, meet, reach, impinge on, be contiguous with

Origen

late Middle English: the sense 'have a common boundary' from Anglo-Latin abuttare, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + Old French but 'end'; the sense 'lean upon' (late 16th century) from Old French abouter, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + bouter 'strike, butt', of Germanic origin.

More
  • Abut ‘have a common boundary’ is from Anglo-Latin abuttare, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) and Old French but ‘end’.

Words that rhyme with abut

but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, jut, Mut, mutt, nut, phut, putt, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut

Definición de abut en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure