- 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)
- 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
Related formssub·joint, noun
Examples from the Web for joint
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
Miss Metford abetted her in this, and went further in their joint revolt against common sense.The Crack of Doom|Robert Cromie
Ere he reached the spot, a ball hit him on the ankle, and shivered the joint to pieces.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
The farming operations of the whole region are disorganised and out of joint.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
They accordingly suffered the punishment, the wrist being divided by a cleaver driven through the joint by force of a mallet.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott
He set the skin-blast hypo on top of the joint and let it go.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
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 Formsjointly, adverb
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Idioms and Phrases with joint
see nose out of joint; out of joint.