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Definition of Joint


  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.
  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.
  8. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.
  9. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.
  10. 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.
  11. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.
  12. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
  13. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
  14. To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
  15. To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
  16. To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
  17. A projecting or retreating part in something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a wall.
  18. A narrow piece of scenery used to join together two flats or wings of an interior setting.
  19. A place of low resort, as for smoking opium.

Joint Quotations

My mother wouldn't allow me to speak slang when I was growing up. But when I got outside, around my friends, it was 'Yo' and 'That's the joint' and 'Yo, what's up?' So I had my game for my friends and my game for my mom.
Queen Latifah

I enjoy the burger joint the same way I enjoy fancy meals.
Aby Rosen

Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

When I was writing my column, I would almost always be recognized when I was in a restaurant, even if I was reviewing it and had booked under a fake name, so free stuff would start coming out of the kitchen on a conveyer belt, fantastic wines would be opened at my table. Now I can't even get a reservation on the pizza joint on the corner.
Toby Young

Chinese productivity is the highest in the world but the way they do it is by borrowing the technology from abroad, either by joint ventures or other means.
Alan Greenspan
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Joint Translations

joint in Dutch is lid, geleding, gelid, knoop, gewricht
joint in Finnish is yhteinen
joint in French is friture, commun, jointure, articulation
joint in Italian is guarnizione, articolazione, cuocio
joint in Swedish is skarv, led
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