Definitions for Jointdʒɔɪnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or so as to permit motion.

  2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, etc., often reinforced with nails, screws, or glue.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. the place of union between two bones or elements of a skeleton, whether fixed or permitting movement. the mechanical form of such a union: the structural components, as the adjacent bone edges and their attachments.

    the ball-and-socket joint of the hip; the hinge joint of the elbow.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  4. the place of articulation between two parts or segments of an insect, crustacean, or other arthropod.

    Category: Biology

  5. the node of a plant stem where a leaf or branch emerges, esp. when bent at an angle.

    Category: Botany

  6. a large piece of meat, usu. with a bone, esp. a piece suitable for roasting.

    Category: Cooking

  7. Slang. a marijuana cigarette.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. Slang. a cheap or disreputable place of public entertainment. a dwelling or establishment. prison.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. a fracture plane in crystalline or sedimentary rock, commonly arranged in intersecting sets.

    Category: Geology

  10. Math.

    Category: Math

    Ref: node (def. 6). 6

  11. Slang: Usu. Vulgar. penis.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  12. (adj.)shared by or common to two or more:

    joint custody.

  13. undertaken or produced by two or more in common:

    a joint effort.

  14. sharing or acting in common:

    joint authorship.

  15. joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action:

    joint owners.

  16. Law. joined together in obligation or ownership.

    Category: Law

  17. of or pertaining to both branches of a bicameral legislature:

    a joint session of Congress.

    Category: Government

  18. (v.t.)to unite by a joint.

  19. to form or provide with joints.

  20. to cut (meat, fowl, etc.) at the joints so as to separate into pieces:

    to joint a chicken.

  21. to prepare (a board or the like) for fitting in a joint, as by truing the edge.

    Category: Building Trades

  22. (v.i.)to fit together by or as if by joints.

    Category: Building Trades

Idioms for joint:

  1. out of joint, dislocated, as a bone. in a disordered state.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of joint:

1250–1300; ME < OF joint, jointe < L junctum, juncta, neut. and fem. of junctus, ptp. of jungere to join


Princeton's WordNet

  1. joint, articulation, articulatio(noun)

    (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

  2. joint(noun)

    a disreputable place of entertainment

  3. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)

    the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

  4. roast, joint(noun)

    a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

  5. joint(noun)

    junction by which parts or objects are joined together

  6. joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, stick, spliff(adj)

    marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

  7. joint(adj)

    united or combined

    "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"

  8. joint(adj)

    affecting or involving two or more

    "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership"

  9. joint(verb)

    involving both houses of a legislature

    "a joint session of Congress"

  10. joint(verb)

    fit as if by joints

    "The boards fit neatly"

  11. joint, articulate(verb)

    provide with a joint

    "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

  12. joint(verb)

    fasten with a joint

  13. joint(verb)

    separate (meat) at the joint

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. joint(noun)ʤˈɔɪnt

    a point where bones meet and the body part bends

    the elbow/knee joint

  2. jointʤˈɔɪnt

    a small inexpensive bar, club, or restaurant

    a little joint in downtown Reno

  3. jointʤˈɔɪnt

    a large piece of meat to roast

    to carve the joint

  4. joint(adjective)ʤˈɔɪnt

    involving two or more people or groups

    a joint effort by the two groups to raise money; joint owners of the hotel chain; We paid for it jointly.


  1. joint(Noun)

    The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

    This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.

  2. joint(Noun)

    The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

    The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.

  3. joint(Noun)

    Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.

  4. joint(Noun)

    A means of joining two pieces of wood together so that they interlock.

    The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.

  5. joint(Noun)

    A cut of meat.

    Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.

  6. joint(Noun)

    A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.

  7. joint(Noun)

    A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business.

    It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.

  8. joint(Noun)

    (always with the) prison

    I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.

  9. joint(Noun)

    A marijuana cigarette.

    After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.

  10. joint(Verb)

    To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.

    Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood. - Alexander Pope

  11. joint(Verb)

    To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

    Jointing their force 'gainst Cu00E6sar. - William Shakespeare

  12. joint(Verb)

    To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

    The fingers are jointed together for motion. - Ray.

  13. joint(Verb)

    To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

  14. joint(Verb)

    To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.

  15. joint(Adjective)

    Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

    The play was a joint production between the two companies.

  16. Origin: The (late 13th century) noun is from joint "joint of the body" (12th century), the English adjective (15th century) from Old French jointiz, both from iunctus, the past participle of iungo. See also join, jugular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joint(noun)

    the place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe

  2. Joint(noun)

    a joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation

  3. Joint(noun)

    the part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg

  4. Joint(noun)

    any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting

  5. Joint(noun)

    a plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification

  6. Joint(noun)

    the space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint

  7. Joint(noun)

    the means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together

  8. Joint(adj)

    joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action

  9. Joint(adj)

    involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together

  10. Joint(adj)

    united, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc

  11. Joint(adj)

    shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond

  12. Joint(verb)

    to unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards

  13. Joint(verb)

    to join; to connect; to unite; to combine

  14. Joint(verb)

    to provide with a joint or joints; to articulate

  15. Joint(verb)

    to separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat

  16. Joint(verb)

    to fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly


  1. Joint

    A joint is the location at which two or more bones connect. They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. joint

    Connotes activities, operations, organizations, etc., in which elements of two or more Military Departments participate.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JOINT

    Either a low limb from the butcher, or a low quarter in town; in either case the lower the tougher.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joint' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1619

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joint' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1928

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joint' in Nouns Frequency: #2399

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joint' in Adjectives Frequency: #198

Translations for Joint

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


united; done together

the joint efforts of the whole team.

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