Part of speech: verb

To touch upon; border; with on, upon, or against.

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Usage examples "abut":

  1. Egypt could not, he felt, be ruled conveniently from the latitude of Thebes, or from any site in the Upper country; it required a capital which should abut on both regions, and so command both. - "Ancient Egypt", George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman.
  2. These three last stars belong to Andromeda, and themselves abut on Perseus. - "Astronomy for Amateurs", Camille Flammarion.
  3. The lots to abut on the road; and extend back one- half the depth of the block:- The rear of the lots in one range, abutting on the rear of lots in the next range. - "First History of New Brunswick", Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher.