What does Joint mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. joint, articulation, articulationoun

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

  2. jointnoun

    a disreputable place of entertainment

  3. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junctionnoun

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

  4. roast, jointnoun

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

  5. jointnoun

    junction by which parts or objects are joined together

  6. joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, stick, spliffadjective

    marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

  7. jointadjective

    united or combined

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

  8. jointadjective

    affecting or involving two or more

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

  9. jointverb

    involving both houses of a legislature

    "a joint session of Congress"

  10. jointverb

    fit as if by joints

    "The boards fit neatly"

  11. joint, articulateverb

    provide with a joint

    "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

  12. jointverb

    fasten with a joint

  13. jointverb

    separate (meat) at the joint


  1. jointnoun

    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. jointnoun

    The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

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

  3. jointnoun

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

  4. jointnoun

    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. jointnoun

    A cut of meat.

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

  6. jointnoun

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

  7. jointnoun

    A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business.

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

  8. jointnoun

    (always with the) prison

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

  9. jointnoun

    A marijuana cigarette.

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

  10. jointverb

    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. jointverb

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

    Jointing their force 'gainst Cu00E6sar. - William Shakespeare

  12. jointverb

    To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

    The fingers are jointed together for motion. - Ray.

  13. jointverb

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

  14. jointverb

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

  15. jointadjective

    Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

    The play was a joint production between the two companies.

  16. Etymology: 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.


  1. joint

    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, also known as Joint or JDC, is a Jewish relief organization based in New York City. Since 1914 the organisation has supported Jewish people living in Israel and throughout the world. The organization is active in more than 70 countries. The JDC offers aid to Jewish populations in central and eastern Europe as well as the Middle East through a network of social and community assistance programs. In addition, the JDC contributes millions of dollars in disaster relief and development assistance to non-Jewish communities.


  1. JOINT

    A joint is a point where two or more bones meet in the body, allowing movement and providing support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jointnoun

    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. Jointnoun

    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. Jointnoun

    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. Jointnoun

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

  5. Jointnoun

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

  6. Jointnoun

    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. Jointnoun

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

  8. Jointadjective

    joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action

  9. Jointadjective

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

  10. Jointadjective

    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. Jointadjective

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

  12. Jointverb

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

  13. Jointverb

    to join; to connect; to unite; to combine

  14. Jointverb

    to provide with a joint or joints; to articulate

  15. Jointverb

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

  16. Jointverb

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

  17. Etymology: [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. joint

    The place where any two pieces of timber or plank are united. It is also used to express the lines which are laid down in the mould-loft for shaping the timbers.

Rap Dictionary

  1. jointnoun

    Cigarrette containing marijuana. "Now this joint is fat, so spark up that fat joint" -- King Tee featuring Nefretiti, Mad Kap (We Got Tha Fat Joint)

  2. jointnoun

    Place. "True, yo this joint is crazy" -- Jungle Brothers featuring De La Soul, Q-Tip (How Ya Want It We Got It (Native Tongues Mix))

  3. jointnoun

    Spike Lee film. "A Spike Lee Joint" -- Jungle Fever

  4. jointnoun

    Recording. "...when my new joint hit, I just can't sit, gotta get jiggy with it, that's it!" -- Will Smith (Gettin' Jiggy With It).

Editors Contribution

  1. joint

    An area on the body of an animal or human being that connects to an element.

    As human beings we have joints in our wrist, knees, legs etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

  2. joint

    Shared accountability and responsibility by an agreed number of people who each sign for their shared accountability and responsibility.

    Their joint bank account required both their signatures on the legal contract of the account.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  


  1. Joint

    a segment or part between two incisures: an articulation.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. JOINT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Joint is ranked #60636 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Joint surname appeared 332 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Joint.

    66.8% or 222 total occurrences were White.
    30.7% or 102 total occurrences were Black.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joint in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Joint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Joint in a Sentence

  1. Hiroki Totoki:

    The mobile and TV businesses both require a drastic overhaul, without drastic reforms such as joint ventures or alliances, they will both be in the red three years from now.

  2. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Xiangchen:

    There is no forced technology transfer in China, according to the U.S.'s view, China forces the U.S. companies to transfer technologies by imposing joint venture requirements, foreign equity limitations and administrative licensing procedures.

  3. Steven Mnuchin:

    We want to make sure that when we get a deal, that deal will be enforced, the details of how we do that are very complicated. That needs to be negotiated. But IP (intellectual property) protection, no more forced joint ventures, and enforcement are three of the most important issues on the agenda.

  4. Virginia Byers Kraus:

    We believe that an understanding of this' salamander-like' regenerative capacity in humans, and the critically missing components of this regulatory circuit, could provide the foundation for new approaches to repair joint tissues and possibly whole human limbs.

  5. Hugh Howard:

    She and her fellow graduates have the opportunity to become experts in clandestine special operations, as well as manned and unmanned platforms to deliver distinctive capabilities to our Navy, and the joint force in defense of the nation.

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Translations for Joint

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  • jointAfrikaans
  • مفصلArabic
  • juntura, cau, articulació, porret, conjuntCatalan, Valencian
  • kloub, společnýCzech
  • samlingDanish
  • Gelenk, Schuppen, Laden, Verbindung, Knast, Joint, gemeinsamer, gemeinschaftlichGerman
  • αρμός, άρθρωση, τσιγαριλίκι, μπάφος, στενή, ένωση, κλείδωση, φυλακή, γάρο, κέρατο, συντονισμένος, συνδυασμένος, συλλογικόςGreek
  • artiko, kanabcigaredoEsperanto
  • coyuntura, bate, juntura, leño, bar, porro, trullo, articulación, canuto, junta, carruco, boliche, pito, cárcel, comunitario, en conjunto, en comúnSpanish
  • šarniir, liide, ühineEstonian
  • مفصلPersian
  • linna, liitoskohta, liitos, nivel, jointti, yhdistää, [[sovittaa]] [[yhteen]], [[tehdä]] [[liitos]], niveltää, liittää, niveltyä, yhteis-, liittyä, sopia yhteen, yhteinenFinnish
  • pétard, splif, rotule, jointure, assemblage, violon, gnouf, joint, oinj, bédo, tarpé, articulation, taule, auberge, cabaneFrench
  • knierWestern Frisian
  • glùnScottish Gaelic
  • հոդArmenian
  • bersamaIndonesian
  • jóna, marijúanavindlingurIcelandic
  • giunto, canna, articolazione, diaclasi, spinelloItalian
  • 関節Japanese
  • iuncturamLatin
  • џоинт, зглобMacedonian
  • stickie, gewricht, zaak, bak, joint, verbinding, nor, gezamenlijke, gezamenlijkDutch
  • leddNorwegian
  • złącze, dżoint, staw, joint, skrętPolish
  • articulação, baseadoPortuguese
  • comunRomanian
  • соединение, сустав, заведение, тюряга, косяк, стык, кутузка, каталажка, шарнир, совместныйRussian
  • џоинт, džointSerbo-Croatian
  • spoj, kĺbSlovak
  • kračaSlovene
  • jolle, led, kåken, joint, joppe, hak, sylta, förenad, gemensamSwedish
  • కీలుTelugu
  • bağlantıTurkish
  • з'єднання, суглоб, сумісний, спільнийUkrainian
  • مشترکہUrdu
  • שלאָסYiddish

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    A humility
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