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3 definitions found
 for abut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abut \A*but"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abutted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Abutting.] [OF. abouter, aboter; cf. F. aboutir, and also
     abuter; a (L. ad) + OF. boter, buter, to push: cf. F. bout
     end, and but end, purpose.]
     To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to
     meet; -- with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the
     road.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abut
      v 1: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada
           adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn:
           border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt
           against, butt on]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "abut":
     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
  
  

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