Adjourn - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈdʒɜːrn|  American pronunciation of the word adjourn
Brit.  |əˈdʒəːn|  British pronunciation of the word adjourn

verb

- close at the end of a session(syn: recess)

The court adjourned

- break from a meeting or gathering(syn: retire, withdraw)

We adjourned for lunch

Examples

The chairperson has adjourned the meeting.

Court is adjourned until 10:00 tomorrow.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00.

Congress will not adjourn until the budget has been completed.

Let us adjourn the committee meeting for lunch.

The court will adjourn for the night, and meet again tomorrow.

Let us adjourn the meeting to next Monday.

We adjourned to the drawing-room.

It was almost noon when the meeting adjourned.

Congress has adjourned for the November elections.

His trial was adjourned until May.

They adjourned the meeting. [The meeting was adjourned.]

The hearing was adjourned sine die.

The House stands adjourned.

The court adjourned

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: adjourn
he/she/it: adjourns
present participle: adjourning
past tense: adjourned
past participle: adjourned
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