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Joint

Joint Meaning & Definition
Joint Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Joint?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Joint: 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

Related Terms | Find terms related to Joint: abutment | abysm | abyss | accessory | accompanying | accordant | accumulated | acid | agglomerate | aggregate | agreeing | amalgamated | amassed | ankle | antidepressant | appendage | arm | arroyo | articulate | articulation | aspic | assembled | assimilated | associate | associated | at one with | ataractic | attendant | attending | Babylon | bagnio | barbecue | batten | batten down | bawdyhouse | betting house | betting parlor | blended | boiled meat | bolt | bordello | bough | bouilli | boundary | box canyon | branch | breach | break | brothel | buckle | bunched | bundled | butt | button | canyon | casino | cathouse | cavity | cervix | chap | chasm | check | chimney | chink | civet | clasp | cleat | cleft | cleuch | clinch | clip | clip joint | closure | clough | clumped | clustered | coacting | coactive | coadjutant | coadjuvant | coadunate | coefficient | coincident | col | collaborative | collateral | collected | collective | collectivist | collectivistic | collusive | combinative | combinatory | combined | combining | commensal | common | communal | communalist | communalistic | communist | communistic | communitarian | commutual | compact | comprehensive | concerted | concomitant | concordant | concourse | concurrent | concurring | confluence | conglomerate | congregate | congregated | conjoint | conjugate | conjunct | conjunctive | connecting link | connecting rod | connection | connective | conniving | consilient | consolidated | conspiratorial | cooperant | cooperating | cooperative | coordinate | corporate | correlative | coulee | couloir | coupled | coupling | coworking | crack | cranny | crevasse | crevice | crib | crux | cumulate | cut | cwm | defile | dell | den | den of iniquity | den of thieves | den of vice | DET | diethyltryptamine | dike | dimethyltryptamine | disorderly house | ditch | dive | DMT | donga | dovetail | draw | dump | eclectic | ecumenic | elbow | embrace | excavation | fascicled | fasciculated | fault | fellow | fissure | flat | flaw | flesh | fleshpots | flume | forcemeat | fracture | furrow | fused | gage | gambling den | gambling hall | gambling hell | gambling house | game | gaming house | ganja | gap | gape | gash | gathered | general | gliding joint | glomerate | Gomorrah | gorge | grass | groove | gulch | gulf | gully | gyp joint | hachis | hallucinogen | hand | hangout | harmonious | harmonized | hash | hashish | hasp | hay | heaped | hell | hellhole | hemp | hinge | hinged joint | hip | hitch | hole | honky-tonk | hook | house of assignation | house of joy | house of prostitution | imp | in common | in session | incision | inclusive | incorporated | integrated | interconnection | interface | intersection | jam | jerky | join | joined | joining | jugged hare | junction | juncture | kava | kloof | knee | knotted | knuckle | lair | latch | leagued | leak | leg | limb | link | lobe | lobule | lock | LSD | lumped | marijuana | Mary Jane | massed | meat | meeting | member | menue viande | merged | mescal | mescal bean | mescal button | mescaline | mince | mind-altering drug | mind-blowing drug | mind-expanding drug | miter | mixed | moat | morning glory seeds | mortise | mutual | nail | neck | noncompetitive | notch | nullah | offshoot | one | opening | organ | packaged | paired | panel den | panel house | parallel | parasitic | pass | passage | peg | pemmican | peyote | piled | pin | pinion | pivot | pivot joint | poolroom | popular | pot | pot roast | psilocin | psilocybin | psychedelic | psychic energizer | psychoactive drug | psychochemical | psychotomimetic | public | rabbet | ramification | ravine | reciprocal | red-light district | reefer | rent | respective | rift | rime | rivet | roach | roast | runner | rupture | saprophytic | sausage meat | scarf | scion | scissure | scrapple | screw | seam | sew | shared | shoulder | simultaneous | sink | sink of corruption | sink of iniquity | skewer | slit | slot | snap | social | socialistic | societal | Sodom | split | sporting house | spray | sprig | spur | stacked | staple | stew | stews | stick | stitch | STP | suture | switch | symbiotic | symphysis | syncretistic | syncretized | synergetic | synergic | synergistic | synthesized | tack | tail | tea | tenderloin | tendril | THC | tie | tie rod | toggle | toggle joint | tranquilizer | trench | twig | twin | two-way | uncompetitive | union | united | uniting | valley | venison | viande | void | wadi | wedge | weed | weld | whorehouse | wing | wrapped up | wrist | zipper

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

Joint In Webster's Dictionary

\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.
\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.
\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.
\Joint\, v. i. To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
\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]

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