adjourn

  • 1 adjourn — ad·journ /ə jərn/ vt: to put off further proceedings of either indefinitely or until a later stated time: close formally adjourn ing the session vi: to suspend a session or meeting till another time or indefinitely: suspend formal business or… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Adjourn — Ad*journ, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjourned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjourning}.] [OE. ajornen, OF. ajoiner, ajurner, F. ajourner; OF. a (L. ad) + jor, jur, jorn, F. jour, day, fr. L. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. Cf. {Journal}, {Journey}.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 adjourn — ad‧journ [əˈdʒɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb [intransitive, transitive] if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops, either for a short time, or until the next time it meets: • The chairman has the power to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 adjourn — [ə jʉrn′] vt. [ME ajournen < OFr ajourner < a jorn, at the (specified) day < a, at + jorn, day < L diurnum, by day < diurnus, daily < dies, day: see DEITY] to put off or suspend until a future time [to adjourn a meeting] vi. 1.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Adjourn — Ad*journ , v. i. To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 adjourn — (v.) early 14c., ajournen, assign a day (for convening or reconvening), from O.Fr. ajourner (12c.) meet (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn to a stated day (à to + journ day, from L. diurnus daily; see DIURNAL (Cf. diurnal)). The sense …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 adjourn — [v] stop a proceeding curb, defer, delay, discontinue, hold off, hold over, hold up, postpone, prorogue, put off, recess, restrain, shelve, stay, suspend; concepts 121,234 Ant. begin, convene, convoke, encourage, further, keep on, open, rally,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 adjourn — ► VERB 1) break off (a meeting) with the intention of resuming it later. 2) postpone (a resolution or sentence). DERIVATIVES adjournment noun. ORIGIN Old French ajorner, from a jorn nome to an appointed day …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 adjourn to — ad ˈjourn to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they adjourn to he/she/it adjourns to something present participle adjourning to something past tense adjourned to something …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 adjourn — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to stop ) to adjourn for (to adjourn for lunch) 2) (d; intr.) ( to move ) (to adjourn to the living room for brandy) * * * [ə dʒɜːn] (D; intr.) ( to stop ) to adjourn for (to adjourn for lunch) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 adjourn to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms adjourn to : present tense I/you/we/they adjourn to he/she/it adjourns to something present participle adjourning to something past tense adjourned to something past participle adjourned to something formal… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 adjourn — verb ADVERB ▪ indefinitely, sine die (law) ▪ The trial was adjourned indefinitely. PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ The case was adjourned for a week …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 adjourn — verb 1 (I, T) if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops for a short time: The chairman has the power to adjourn the meeting at any time. (+ for/until): The trial was adjourned for two weeks.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 adjourn — UK [əˈdʒɜː(r)n] / US [əˈdʒɜrn] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms adjourn : present tense I/you/we/they adjourn he/she/it adjourns present participle adjourning past tense adjourned past participle adjourned to temporarily end something… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 adjourn — /euh jerrn /, v.t. 1. to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely: to adjourn the court. 2. to defer or postpone to a later time: They adjourned the meeting until the following …

    Universalium

  • 16 adjourn — ad|journ [əˈdʒə:n US ə:rn] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ajourner, from jour day ] 1.) [I and T] if a meeting, parliament, law court etc adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it stops for a short time ▪ It was almost noon… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 adjourn — ad|journ [ ə dʒɜrn ] verb intransitive or transitive to temporarily end something such as a meeting or a trial: The case was adjourned until Monday. ╾ ad|journ|ment noun count or uncount ad journ to phrasal verb transitive FORMAL adjourn to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 adjourn — verb /ədʒɜː(r)n/ a) To postpone. The trial was adjourned for a week. b) Temporarily ending an event with intentions to complete it at another time or place. The court will adjourn for lunch …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 adjourn — [14] Adjourn originally meant ‘appoint a day for’, but over the centuries, such is human nature, it has come to be used for postponing, deferring, or suspending. It originated in the Old adjust 8 French phrase à jour nomé ‘to an appointed day’,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 adjourn — [[t]əʤɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] adjourns, adjourning, adjourned V ERG If a meeting or trial is adjourned or if it adjourns, it is stopped for a short time. [be V ed] The proceedings have now been adjourned until next week... I am afraid the court may not… …

    English dictionary


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