Idioms

    out of joint,
    1. dislocated, as a bone.
    2. in an unfavorable state; inauspicious: The time is out of joint.
    3. out of keeping; inappropriate: Such behavior seems wholly out of joint with their fine upbringing.

Origin of joint

1250–1300; 1900–05 for def 6; Middle English < Old French joint, jointe < Latin junctum, juncta, neuter and feminine of junctus (past participle of jungere “to join”), equivalent to jung- join + -tus past participle suffix
Related formssub·joint, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for joint

joint

/ (dʒɔɪnt) /

noun

adjective

verb (tr)

Derived Formsjointly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for joint

joint

[ joint ]

n.

A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
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Science definitions for joint

joint

[ 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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Idioms and Phrases with joint

joint


see nose out of joint; out of joint.

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