adjourn
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /əˈdʒɝn/
  • (RP) IPA: /əˈdʒɜːn/
Verb

adjourn (adjourns, present participle adjourning; past and past participle adjourned)

  1. (transitive) To postpone.
    The trial was adjourned for a week.
  2. (transitive) To defer; to put off temporarily or indefinitely.
    • It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time.
  3. (intransitive) To end or suspend an event.
    The court will adjourn for lunch.
    • 1876, Henry Martyn Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order, Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., Article III, Section 10, pp. 25-26,
      The Form of this motion is, “When this assembly adjourns, it adjourns to meet at such a time.”
  4. (intransitive, formal, uncommon) To move as a group from one place to another.
    After the dinner, we will adjourn to the bar.
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