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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 main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
Constantin Stanislavski

We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.
Dorothy Height

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
Jose Ramos-Horta

New video gaming systems are coming out that track every joint of your body. It's basically going to become a normal thing for us to allow Microsoft to put a three-dimensional camera on top of your television set looking at you, which sounds like a Big Brother scenario if ever I heard one, but, still, it's what we're going to allow.
Jesse Schell

I worked at a hot dog place, a bagel place, the Jersey Store and the hottest fashion joint around. I was getting too famous to work there anymore. I was almost showing up as a joke. I made $2,000 on my show the previous night and I'm going to go shopping during my five-hour shift.
Wale
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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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