- 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.
- 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.
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for 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.
Origin of joint
OTHER WORDS FROM jointsubjoint, noun
Words nearby joint
Example sentences from the Web for joint
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|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|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|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|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.
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.
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 disreputable establishment, such as a bar or nightclub
- often facetious a dwelling or meeting place
- out of order or disorganized
Derived forms of jointjointly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for joint
Idioms and Phrases with joint
see nose out of joint; out of joint.