- vi. 休会；延期；换地方
- vt. 推迟；使…中止；使…延期
CET6+ TEM8 GRE
前缀ad-, 去，往。词根journ, 天，见journal,日志。推迟一天，或很多天。
- adjourn:  Adjourn originally meant ‘appoint a day for’, but over the centuries, such is human nature, it has come to be used for postponing, deferring, or suspending. It originated in the Old French phrase à jour nomé ‘to an appointed day’, from which the Old French verb ajourner derived. Jour ‘day’ came from late Latin diurnum, a noun formed from the adjective diurnus ‘daily’, which in turn was based on the noun diēs ‘day’.
=> diary, journal
- adjourn (v.)
- early 14c., ajournen, "assign a day" (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) "meet" (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn "to a stated day" (à "to" + journ "day," from Latin diurnus "daily;" see diurnal).
The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning "to close a meeting" (with or without intention to reconvene) is from early 15c. Meaning "to go in a body to another place" (1640s) is colloquial. The -d- was added 16c. but is unwarranted, as the compound is not from Latin. Related: Adjourned; adjourning.
- 1. The motion to adjourn was carried.
- 2. I am afraid the court may not adjourn until three or even later.
- 3. Why don't we adjourn to the local hostelry?
- 我们怎麽不搬到本地旅馆去住 呢 ?
- 4. Let's adjourn until tomorrow.
- 5. The motion that the House do now adjourn is moved by a member of the Government.
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