abut v : lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, edge, march, butt, butt against, butt on] [also: abutting, abutted]
EtymologyFrom Old French abouter, aboter; compare French aboutir, and also abuter; a (Latin ad) + Old French boter, buter, to push: compare French bout end, and but end, purpose.
EtymologyFrom Proto-North Sarawak *Rabut, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *Rabut.
- to pluck
In property law, when two parcels abut it means they are adjacent to each other and up against each others' borders. This often leads to disputes among neighbors.
abut on, adjoin, appose, be based on, be contiguous, be in contact, bear on, bestraddle, bestride, border, border on, bring near, butt, communicate, conjoin, connect, join, juxtapose, juxtaposit, lean on, lie by, lie on, line, march, neighbor, perch, put with, rely on, repose on, rest on, ride, sit on, stand by, stand on, straddle, stride, touch, verge, verge upon