What does joint mean?

Definitions for joint
dʒɔɪntjoint

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

    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.

  2. jointnoun

    The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

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

    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.

  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.

    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.

  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.

    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.

  5. jointnoun

    A cut of meat.

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

    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.

  6. jointnoun

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

    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.

  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.

    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.

  8. jointnoun

    (always with the) prison

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

    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.

  9. jointnoun

    A marijuana cigarette.

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

    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.

  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

    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.

  11. jointverb

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

    Jointing their force 'gainst Cu00E6sar. - William Shakespeare

    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.

  12. jointverb

    To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

    The fingers are jointed together for motion. - Ray.

    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.

  13. jointverb

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

    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.

  14. jointverb

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

    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.

  15. jointadjective

    Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

    The play was a joint production between the two companies.

    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.

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  4. Jointnoun

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

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

  5. Jointnoun

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

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

  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

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

  7. Jointnoun

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

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

  8. Jointadjective

    joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action

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

  9. Jointadjective

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

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

  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

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

  11. Jointadjective

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

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

  12. Jointverb

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

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

  13. Jointverb

    to join; to connect; to unite; to combine

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

  14. Jointverb

    to provide with a joint or joints; to articulate

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

  15. Jointverb

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

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

  16. Jointverb

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

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

Freebase

  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  

Entomology

  1. Joint

    a segment or part between two incisures: an articulation.

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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Numerology

  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. Peter Daszak:

    It's official title is a' joint study,' which is very important... because if it's a joint study, it's a collaborative study between the WHO and the member state China. The public looked at this as an investigation from the start, and I think that was a mistake.

  2. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev:

    The direct consequences could lead to our refusal to take part in a whole raft of important joint projects and Turkish companies losing their positions on the Russian market.

  3. United States:

    We are currently evaluating the addition of five new entities to the Entity List by the Bureau of Industry and Security, aMD will comply with the regulations governing that list, just as we have complied with United States laws to date. We are reviewing the specifics of the order to determine next steps related to our joint ventures.

  4. Douglas London:

    Clearly, the detainees who were released by The Taliban at Bagram Air Base included a number of al Qaeda personalities, with whom I am very familiar, many of them were caught in joint military or CIA-supported operations and immediately transferred to Afghan custody upon which they were charged, convicted and put away. Those folks are force multipliers for the The Taliban, and they are likely to regroup what is left of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

  5. An Egyptian source:

    The joint venture will restart the tourist business between Russia and Egypt, targeting 1.5 million visitors a year starting in May.

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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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