Definition of Joint

1. Noun. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion).




2. Verb. Fit as if by joints. "The boards fit neatly"
Generic synonyms: Fit, Go

3. Adjective. United or combined. "Joint owners"

4. Noun. A disreputable place of entertainment.
Specialized synonyms: Jook, Jook House, Jook Joint, Juke, Juke House, Juke Joint
Generic synonyms: Spot

5. Verb. Provide with a joint. "The carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
Exact synonyms: Articulate
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"
Similar to: Shared

7. Noun. The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made.
Exact synonyms: Articulation, Join, Junction, Juncture
Specialized synonyms: Esophagogastric Junction, Oesophagogastric Junction
Generic synonyms: Connection, Connexion, Link
Derivative terms: Articulate, Join

8. Verb. Fasten with a joint.
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

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.

11. Verb. Separate (meat) at the joint.
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate

12. Noun. Junction by which parts or objects are joined together.

13. Noun. Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
Exact synonyms: Marijuana Cigarette, Reefer, Spliff, Stick
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. 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. 5. A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification. 6. The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint. 7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together. Coursing joint, the chair that supports the ends of abutting rails. Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting. See Universal. Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge. Joint splice, a reenforce at a joint, to sustain the parts in their true relation. Joint stool. A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool. A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint; a joint chair. Out of joint, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well together; disordered. "The time is out of joint." Origin: F. Joint, fr. Joindre, p. P. Joint. See Join. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Joint Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joint

joined up
joiner
joineries
joiners
joinery
joinest
joineth
joinin'
joining
joining in
joining segment
joining up
joinings
joins
joins up
joint (current term)
joint-fir
joint-stock bank
joint-stock companies
joint-stock company
joint account
joint accounts
joint author
joint branches
joint capsule
joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations
joint committee
joint committees
joint custody
joint effusion

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 G√ľnther, 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 ..."

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