adjourn adjourn  /ə ˈdʒɜrn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) break from a meeting or gathering
  2. (v) close at the end of a session

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Congress, he said, could adjourn by July 31 or early August at the latest.
  2. Both houses of Congress had been scheduled to adjourn this week until after the election.
  3. After the meeting, they adjourn to the garden and drink sweet black tea in the twilight.

News

  1. Garden club talks floriculture show

    EUREKA -- The Eureka Sequoia Garden Club will meet Friday at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris St. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. in the Turf Club building with the program, and will adjourn at 1:30 p.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

  2. French footballers' underage prostitute trial adjourned to 2014

    PARIS (Reuters) - The trial of French football stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema over claims they paid for sex with an underage call girl was adjourned for procedural reasons on Tuesday until 2014. Benzema, a Real Madrid striker, and Ribery, a Bayern Munich winger, are to be tried on charges of paying Zahia Dehar, a prostitute-turned-fashion muse, for sex in 2008 and 2009, when she was only ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Mpls. Dems adjourn without agreeing on mayor pick

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis' Democratic convention has adjourned without any candidate getting the votes needed for the party's endorsement for mayor in November.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WDAY 6 Fargo

Quotes

  1. "We understood after immigration reform failed that this is not a Congress that's likely to pass big things," said Ed Gillespie, the president's counselor. "Once they adjourn for the Fourth of July, it's hard to imagine they'll do much beyond...
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Ed Gillespie Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. A statement signed by both President Mwai Kibaki and his prime minister Raila Odinga, leader of the opposition, said, "We have made substantial progress but we have decided to adjourn the consultations until tomorrow afternoon."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The consensus is: A, people don't like it; B, it will have to change; and C, we have to do something," Schumer said on CNBC. "I certainly think we'll get it done before we adjourn. The odds are very high that it will happen."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Reuters

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