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Meaning of JOINT

Pronunciation:  joynt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
  2. [n]  junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  3. [n]  a disreputable place of entertainment
  4. [n]  (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)
  5. [n]  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
  6. [n]  the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  7. [adj]  involving both houses of a legislature; "a joint session of Congress"
  8. [adj]  united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
  9. [adj]  affecting or involving two or more; "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership"
  10. [v]  fasten with a joint
  11. [v]  provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood
  12. [v]  fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"
 

JOINT is a 5 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: articulate, articulatio, articulation, articulation, associated, bilateral, clannish, combined, concerted, conjoined, conjoint, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative, corporate, cosignatory, join, junction, juncture, marijuana cigarette, reefer, roast, sharing, spliff, stick, two-sided, united
 
 Antonyms: separate
 
 See Also: articular muscle, articulatio synovialis, articulatory system, ball-and-socket joint, beef roast, blade roast, body part, butt, butt joint, cannabis, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, collective, common, conjunction, connection, connexion, cut, cut of meat, dope, elbow, endoskeleton, esophagogastric junction, fag, fasten, fetlock, fetlock joint, fibrous joint, fit, fix, flexible joint, furnish, gage, ganja, go, grass, hinge, hinge joint, hip socket, hock, integrated, junction, knee, knuckle joint, lamb roast, lap joint, link, marihuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, miter joint, mitre joint, mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint, oesophagogastric junction, pork roast, pot, pot roast, provide, rabbet joint, render, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, seam, secure, sens, sess, shared, skunk, smoke, splice, spot, standing rib roast, stifle, supply, sutura, suture, synovial joint, toggle joint, top round, veal roast, weed, weld

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
    See {Join}.]
    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. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
       rock transverse to the stratification.
    
    6. (Arch.) 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} (Masonry), the mortar joint between two
       courses of bricks or stones.
    
    {Fish joint}, {Miter joint}, {Universal joint}, etc. See
       under {Fish}, {Miter}, etc.
    
    {Joint bolt}, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood,
       one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of
       the pieces.
    
    {Joint chair} (Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of
       abutting rails.
    
    {Joint coupling}, a universal joint for coupling shafting.
       See under {Universal}.
    
    {Joint hinge}, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.
    
    {Joint splice}, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the
       parts in their true relation.
    
    {Joint stool}.
       (a) A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
           --Shak.
       (b) 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.''
       --Shak.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Joint\, a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.]
    1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.
    
    2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or
       produced by two or more working together.
    
             I read this joint effusion twice over. --T. Hook.
    
    3. United, joined, or sharing with another or with others;
       not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with
       an associate, or with associates; acting together; as,
       joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc. ``Joint
       tenants of the world.'' --Donne.
    
    4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as,
       joint property; a joint bond.
    
             A joint burden laid upon us all.      --Shak.
    
    {Joint committee} (Parliamentary Practice), a committee
       composed of members of the two houses of a legislative
       body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions
       of the two houses are necessary. --Cushing.
    
    {Joint meeting}, or {Joint session}, the meeting or session
       of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of
       committees representing different corporations; a joint
       session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a
       United States senator. ``Such joint meeting shall not be
       dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and
       the result declared.'' --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.
    
    {Joint resolution} (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution
       adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative
       body. ``By the constitution of the United States and the
       rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made
       between bills and joint resolutions.'' --Barclay (Digest).
    
    {Joint rule} (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding
       adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a
       legislative assembly. ``Resolved, by the House of
       Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the
       sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the
       remainder of the session.'' --Journal H. of R., U. S.
    
    {Joint and several} (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt,
       credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held
       in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged
       both together and individually thus a joint and several
       debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together
       or either of them individually.
    
    {Joint stock}, stock held in company.
    
    {Joint-stock company} (Law), a species of partnership,
       consisting generally of a large number of members, having
       a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares,
       the shares owned by any member being usually transferable
       without the consent of the rest.
    
    {Joint tenancy} (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of
       estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession,
       under which the survivor takes the whole. --Blackstone.
    
    {Joint tenant} (Law), one who holds an estate by joint
       tenancy.
    
    
  3. \Joint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jointed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jointing}.]
    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 C[ae]sar. --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.'' --Dryden.
    
             Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
                                                   --Holland.
    
    
  4. \Joint\, v. i.
    To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the
    stones joint, neatly.
    
    
  5. \Joint\, n.
    1. [{Jag} a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in
       something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a
       wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]
    
    2. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together
       two flats or wings of an interior setting.
    
    3. A place of low resort, as for smoking opium. [Slang]
    
    
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: where the ends of two or more bones meet.
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: To feel or notice your joints in your dream, represent flexibility. It also refers to a give and take situation and the need to work together as a team. Dreaming that you are having joint problems, suggests that things are not coming together the way you want it to. You are experiencing difficulties in your progress.
 
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