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Definition of Joint

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

The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
George Orwell

I've never heard of anybody smoking a joint and going on a rampage. It makes you lie around on the floor and look at the ceiling. What's wrong with that?
Billy Bob Thornton

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day.
David Byrne

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition.
Douglas Sirk
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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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