the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or in such a way as to permit motion; juncture.
a connection between pieces of wood, metal, or the like, often reinforced with nails, screws, or glue.
Chiefly British. one of the large portions into which a section of meat is divided by a butcher, as the shoulder or leg, especially as served at a dining table.
Slang. a marijuana cigarette.
Botany. the part of a stem from which a branch or leaf grows; node.
Geology. a fracture plane in rocks, generally at right angles to the bedding of sedimentary rocks and variously oriented in igneous and metamorphic rocks, commonly arranged in two or more sets of parallel intersecting systems.
Mathematics. 1 (def 12).
the joint, Slang. prison:
He got out of the joint just before Christmas.
Slang: Vulgar. .
shared by or common to two or more:
a joint obligation.
undertaken or produced by two or more in conjunction or in common:
a joint reply; a joint effort.
sharing or acting in common:
joint members of a committee.
joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action:
Law. joined together in obligation or ownership:
of or relating to both branches of a bicameral legislature.
pertaining to or noting diplomatic action in which two or more governments are formally united.
verb (used with object)
to unite by a joint or joints.
to form or provide with a joint or joints.
to cut (a fowl, piece of meat, etc.) at the joint; divide at a joint; separate into pieces at the joints:
to joint a chicken.
to file the teeth of (a saw) to uniform height.
Masonry. to finish (a mortar joint), as by striking.
verb (used without object)
to fit together by or as if by joints:
The cinder blocks jointed neatly.
out of joint,
a junction of two or more parts or objects
the part or space between two such junctions
(anatomy) the junction between two or more bones, usually formed of connective tissue and cartilage
the point of connection between movable parts in invertebrates, esp insects and other arthropods related adjective articular
the part of a plant stem from which a branch or leaf grows
one of the parts into which a carcass of meat is cut by the butcher, esp for roasting
(geology) a crack in a rock along which no displacement has occurred
(slang) a cannabis cigarette
out of joint
put someone’s nose out of joint, See nose (sense 18)
shared by or belonging to two or more: joint property
created by combined effort
sharing with others or with one another: joint rulers
(law) (of persons) combined in ownership or obligation; regarded as a single entity in law
to provide with or fasten by a joint or joints
to plane the edge of (a board, etc) into the correct shape for a joint
to cut or divide (meat, fowl, etc) into joints or at a joint
late 13c., “a part of a body where two bones meet and move in contact with one another,” from Old French joint “joint of the body” (12c.), from Latin iunctus “united, connected, associated,” past participle of iungere “join” (see jugular). Related: Joints. Slang meaning of “place, building, establishment” (especially one where persons meet for shady activities) first recorded 1877, American English, from an earlier Anglo-Irish sense (1821), perhaps on the notion of a side-room, one “joined” to a main room. The original U.S. sense was especially of “an opium-smoking den.”
Meaning “marijuana cigarette” (1938) is perhaps from notion of something often smoked in common, but there are other possibilities; earlier joint in drug slang meant “hypodermic outfit” (1935). Meaning “prison” is attested from 1953 but probably is older. Out of joint in the figurative sense is from early 15c. (literally, of bone displacement, late 14c.).
early 15c., “united,” from Old French jointiz (adj.) and joint, literally “joined,” past participle of joindre (see join (v.)).
A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
beer joint, the big joint, call house, clip joint, creep-joint, eat high on the hog, grease joint, gyp joint, ham joint, hopjoint, juke joint, pull one’s pud, put someone’s nose out of joint, rib joint, schlock shop, square
[place senses fr early 1800s Anglo-Irish joint, ”low resort,” perhaps from its being a nearby, joined room rather than a main room]
- Joint academic network
(JANET) The wide area network which links UK academic and research institutes. JANET is controlled by the Joint Network Team (JNT) and Network Executive (NE). It is an internet (a large number of interconnected sub-networks) that provides connectivity within the community as well as access to external services and other communities. The hub is the […]
noun 1. a bank account in the names of two or more persons or parties and subject to withdrawals by each. noun 1. a bank account registered in the name of two or more persons, any of whom may make deposits and withdrawals
noun, Insurance. 1. an annuity payable until the death of the last of two or more designated persons, though sometimes with reduced amounts after the first such person dies.
noun 1. one of a pair of bars used to join two rails longitudinally.