jointed

[ join-tid ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪn tɪd /

adjective

having or provided with joints.
formed with knots or nodes.

Nearby words

  1. joint tenancy,
  2. joint tenant,
  3. joint venture,
  4. joint-stock company,
  5. joint-venture,
  6. jointedly,
  7. jointer,
  8. jointer plane,
  9. jointless,
  10. jointly

Origin of jointed

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at joint, -ed3

Related formsjoint·ed·ly, adverbjoint·ed·ness, nounun·joint·ed, adjective

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 jointed

jointed

/ (ˈdʒɔɪntɪd) /

adjective

  1. having a joint or joints
  2. (in combination)large-jointed
(of a plant stem or similar part) marked with constrictions, at which the stem breaks into separate portions
Derived Formsjointedly, adverbjointedness, noun

joint

/ (dʒɔɪnt) /

noun

adjective

verb (tr)

Derived Formsjointly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for jointed
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Medicine definitions for jointed

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 jointed

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 jointed

joint

see nose out of joint; out of joint.

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