the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture.
a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with nails, screws, or glue.
the movable or fixed place or part where two bones or elements of a skeleton join.
the form or structure of such a part, as a ball-and-socket, hinge, pivot, etc.
Chiefly British. one of the large portions into which a section of meat is divided by a butcher, as the shoulder or leg, especially as served at a dining table.
Slang.Also called jay2 . a marijuana cigarette.
a dirty, cheap, or disreputable place of public accommodation or entertainment, especially a restaurant or nightclub.
a place or establishment, as a hotel, restaurant, etc.:We stayed in a very classy joint near the ocean.
a part, especially of a plant, insect, etc., connected with another part by an articulation, node, or the like.
a portion between two articulations, nodes, or the like.
Botany. the part of a stem from which a branch or leaf grows; node.
Geology. a fracture plane in rocks, generally at right angles to the bedding of sedimentary rocks and variously oriented in igneous and metamorphic rocks, commonly arranged in two or more sets of parallel intersecting systems.
Mathematics. knot1 (def. 12).
the joint, Slang. prison: He got out of the joint just before Christmas.
Slang: Vulgar. penis.
shared by or common to two or more: a joint obligation.
undertaken or produced by two or more in conjunction or in common: a joint reply; a joint effort.
sharing or acting in common: joint members of a committee.
joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action: joint owners.
Law. joined together in obligation or ownership: joint heirs.
of or relating to both branches of a bicameral legislature.
pertaining to or noting diplomatic action in which two or more governments are formally united.
to unite by a joint or joints.
to form or provide with a joint or joints.
to cut (a fowl, piece of meat, etc.) at the joint; divide at a joint; separate into pieces at the joints: to joint a chicken.
to prepare (a board or the like) for fitting in a joint.
to true the bottom of (a wooden plane body) to allow even movement along the surface of the work.
to file the teeth of (a saw) to uniform height.
Masonry. to finish (a mortar joint), as by striking.
to fit together by or as if by joints: The cinder blocks jointed neatly.
Idioms about joint
out of joint,
dislocated, as a bone.
in an unfavorable state; inauspicious: The time is out of joint.
out of keeping; inappropriate: Such behavior seems wholly out of joint with their fine upbringing.
- subjoint, noun
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How to use joint in a sentence
In a joint statement, the district and San Diego Education Association wrote that they would continue to follow science and take precautions.Morning Report: Not Much COVID Enforcement Happening Despite Crackdown | Voice of San Diego | February 12, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Last summer the UK and Australian data protection watchdogs announced a joint investigation into Clearview’s personal data handling practices.Sweden’s data watchdog slaps police for unlawful use of Clearview AI | Natasha Lomas | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Leaders in the District, Maryland and Virginia made a joint request to the federal government this week, asking that it take responsibility for vaccinating tens of thousands of essential federal workers who live in the Washington region.Leaders in Washington region ask FEMA for help in vaccinating federal workers | Julie Zauzmer, Rachel Chason, Rebecca Tan | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Most recently, he separated the AC joint in his left shoulder on a dive for the pylon for a rushing touchdown in the first-round playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Quarterback Taylor Heinicke signs two-year contract to return to Washington Football Team | Sam Fortier | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
The joint card will serve as the way that couples can spend from the same account.
I went to his joint once, back when I was first hanging out in New York, doing plays.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the northern side of the joint Security Area between North and South Korea, there is a village called Kijong-dong (기정동).Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You get vaccinated in the arm, you shouldn't have inflammation in the joint.
“We are proud of the work we have done for our country,” Mitchell and Jessen have said in a joint statement.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This past May, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal conducted a joint poll on body art.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set | Marlow Stern | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While his mother was cleaning the fish, Alila made a fire and cut the bamboos at every joint.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
The statutes usually prescribe how notice of the joint meeting shall be given.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
And on this night they produced the finished product of their joint work for the last several weeks.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Nor can one of two joint inventors make application and secure the patent on assignment from the other; both must join.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
An Act was passed which gave to a joint stock company an absolute monopoly of lustrings for a term of fourteen years.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for joint
a junction of two or more parts or objects
the part or space between two such junctions
anatomy the junction between two or more bones, usually formed of connective tissue and cartilage
the point of connection between movable parts in invertebrates, esp insects and other arthropods: Related adjective: articular
the part of a plant stem from which a branch or leaf grows
one of the parts into which a carcass of meat is cut by the butcher, esp for roasting
geology a crack in a rock along which no displacement has occurred
a disreputable establishment, such as a bar or nightclub
often facetious a dwelling or meeting place
slang a cannabis cigarette
out of joint
out of order or disorganized
put someone's nose out of joint See nose (def. 18)
shared by or belonging to two or more: joint property
created by combined effort
sharing with others or with one another: joint rulers
law (of persons) combined in ownership or obligation; regarded as a single entity in law
to provide with or fasten by a joint or joints
to plane the edge of (a board, etc) into the correct shape for a joint
to cut or divide (meat, fowl, etc) into joints or at a joint
- jointly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for joint
Anatomy A usually movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. See also ball-and-socket joint hinge joint.
Zoology A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
Botany A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with joint
see nose out of joint; out of joint.
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