What does the word abut mean?

Usage examples for 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 by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  2. These three last stars belong to Andromeda, and themselves abut on Perseus. – Astronomy for Amateurs by 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 by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher