Word of the Day

Friday, March 14, 2014

contiguous

\kuhn-TIG-yoo-uhs\ , adjective;
1.
touching; in contact.
2.
in close proximity without actually touching; near.
3.
adjacent in time: contiguous events.
Quotes:
"...'Contiguous'?” she had suggested. “Perhaps the territories are contiguous,” Jacob had replied.
-- Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors, 2013
To continue, there was a third layer of the skirts of the city, from Newark and the Jersey suburbs up to bitter Connecticut and the ineligible sections of Long Island—and doubtless contiguous layers down to the city's shoes...
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and the Damned, 1922
Origin:
Contiguous entered English in the early 1600s from the Latin contiguus meaning "bordering upon."
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Free Email Sign Up
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help