[syn: adjacent, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Contiguous \Con*tig"u*ous\, a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere
to touch on all sides. See Contingent.]
In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near;
The two halves of the paper did not appear fully
divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their
angles. --Sir I.
Sees no contiguous palace rear its head. --Goldsmith.
Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.
Syn: Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent. --
Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.
[1913 Webster] Continence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous
events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity";
"the immediate past" [syn: contiguous, immediate]
2: connecting without a break; within a common boundary; "the 48
conterminous states"; "the contiguous 48 states" [syn:
3: having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; "Rhode
Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and
Conncecticut"; "the side of Germany conterminous with
France"; "Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho";
"neighboring cities" [syn: adjacent, conterminous,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "contiguous":
abutting, adjacent, adjoining, bordering, close, close-by,
connecting, conterminous, coterminous, end to end, endways,
endwise, face to face, immediate, joined, juxtaposed,
juxtapositional, juxtapositive, near, nearby, neighbor,
neighboring, next, nigh, touching