Definition of Joint
1. Noun. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion).
Specialized synonyms: Fetlock, Fetlock Joint, Hock, Hock-joint, Knee, Stifle, Elbow, Fibrous Joint, Sutura, Suture, Articulatio Synovialis, Diarthrosis, Synovial Joint
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Terms within: Hip Socket, Articular Muscle
Group relationships: Articulatory System, Endoskeleton
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Derivative terms: Articular, Articulary, Articulate
2. Verb. Fit as if by joints. "The boards fit neatly"
3. Adjective. United or combined. "Joint owners"
Similar to: Clannish, Concerted, Conjunct, Conjunctive, Cooperative, Conjoined, Conjoint, Collective, Corporate, Cosignatory
4. Noun. A disreputable place of entertainment.
Generic synonyms: Spot
5. Verb. Provide with a joint. "The carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
Category relationships: Carpentry, Woodwork, Woodworking
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Articulation, Articulation, Articulation, Jointer
6. Adjective. Affecting or involving two or more. "Joint ownership"
7. Noun. The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made.
Specialized synonyms: Esophagogastric Junction, Oesophagogastric Junction
Generic synonyms: Connection, Connexion, Link
Derivative terms: Articulate, Join
8. Verb. Fasten with a joint.
9. Adjective. Involving both houses of a legislature. "A joint session of Congress"
10. Noun. A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion.
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cut Of Meat
Specialized synonyms: Blade Roast, Pot Roast, Rib Roast, Standing Rib Roast, Top Round, Rump Roast, Beef Roast, Roast Beef, Roast Veal, Veal Roast, Lamb Roast, Roast Lamb, Pork Roast, Roast Pork
Derivative terms: Roast, Roast
11. Verb. Separate (meat) at the joint.
12. Noun. Junction by which parts or objects are joined together.
Generic synonyms: Conjunction, Junction
13. Noun. Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
Terms within: Cannabis, Ganja, Marihuana, Marijuana
Generic synonyms: Butt, Cigaret, Cigarette, Coffin Nail, Fag
Definition of Joint
1. n. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
2. a. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.
3. v. t. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
4. v. i. To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
5. n. A projecting or retreating part in something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a wall.
Definition of Joint
1. Adjective. Done by two or more people or organisations working together. ¹
2. Noun. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate. ¹
3. Noun. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly. ¹
4. Noun. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened. ¹
5. Noun. (rfc-def this def is too narrow, eg, "butt joint") A means of joining two pieces of wood together so that they interlock. ¹
6. Noun. A cut of meat. ¹
7. Noun. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint. ¹
8. Noun. (context: originally slang) A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business. ¹
9. Noun. (slang) (''always with ''the) prison ¹
10. Noun. (slang) A marijuana cigarette. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. ¹
15. Verb. (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Joint
1. to fit together by means of a junction [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Medical Definition of Joint
1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. "Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood." (Pope)
2. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine. "Jointing their force 'gainst Caesar." (Shak)
3. To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate. "The fingers are jointed together for motion." (Ray)
4. To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. "He joints the neck. "Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting." (Holland)
Origin: Jointed; Jointing.
1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
2. A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation. "A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel, Must glove this hand." (Shak) "To tear thee joint by joint." (Milton)
3. The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.
4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.
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Literary usage of Joint
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The ligaments do not maintain the joint surfaces in apposition, ... Above, the joint is protected bv an arched vault, formed by the under surface of the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The pathological appearances are similar to those of the general type of the disease, but joint-injuries are more often an exciting cause. ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"are made up of combinations of these small joint-planes and the cross ... The margin of joint-planes of this class frequently dies out in a fringe in which ..."
4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Lipoma arborescens is common also in the knee-joint, where the villi especially at the upper recess of the synovial sac, may undergo fatty degeneration. ..."
5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"The former course in Bankruptcy was, that a joint and a separate Commission whether separate ... A joint Commission of Bankruptcy. void as to one partner, ..."
6. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution by Mr. Meyer, relative to the appointment of a special joint legislative committee to investigate the ..."
7. The Lancet (1898)
"Mr. FC WALLIS detailed three cases in which the Knee- joint had been Perforated. ... The joint became distended with blood acd there were obvious signs of ..."