abutting abutting  /ə ˈbə tɪŋ/


  • (v) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

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  1. And abortion opponents in this historically conservative suburb abutting cornfields were outraged.
  2. Now Obama-Biden signs have become fixtures along two-lane country roads abutting cornfields.
  3. Next, a second temporary home in a worn-down office building abutting a sprawling slum.


  1. Harsh review for pond project

    AMESBURY -- The latest plan to build a residential development at Bailey's Pond went over extremely poorly with abutting residents, who harshly criticized several key aspects of the embattled project during Monday night's Planning Board meeting. The
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily News of Newburyport

  2. Istanbul chaos extends into Wednesday

    A central square and park in Istanbul erupted Tuesday and into Wednesday in an unsettling, chaotic chorus, with tear gas canisters and water cannons from police met by fireworks, metal banging and defiant chanting from protesters. The drama followed an ebb and flow of demonstrators all day from the Turkish city's Taksim Square and the abutting Gezi Park, where they've camped out for days, in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  3. PLYMOUTH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: Sand and gravel hearing continued

    Harald LLC has scaled back its request to grade within buffer zones on the company’s 38-acre parcel abutting Home Depot off Long Pond Road.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin


  1. "The DPUC must rely on proof, not promises, that AT&T is following the law - requiring permission from abutting property owners and municipalities before it installs refrigerator-sized V-RAD boxes," Blumenthal said. "Disclosure of locations...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Stamford Plus Magazine

  2. "All of that having been said, the issue of whether local governments - in this instance, the City of Philadelphia - also have some authority to grant riparian rights along waterways abutting their boundaries is currently the subject of litigation...
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: SolancoNews.com

  3. Additions to the land "no longer add to (a homeowners' property), since the property abutting the water belongs not to (the homeowner) but to the state," Scalia wrote.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Courthouse News Service

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /