- The definition of joint is something that is common to two or more parts.
An example of joint is a declaration which is composed and distributed by two organizations.
- Joint means where two things are joined.
- An example of joint is an elbow.
- An example of joint is a where an upward beam in a house is connected to a horizontal beam.
- Joint is defined as slang for a cheap bar, prison or a marijuana cigarette.
- An example of joint is a night club.
- An example of joint is jail.
- An example of joint is marijuana rolled in paper for smoking.
A man massaging his knee joint.
joint definition by Webster's New World
- a place or part where two things or parts are joined
- the way in which two things are joined at such a part
- one of the parts or sections of a jointed whole
- a large cut of meat with the bone still in it, as for a roast
- ☆ Slang
- a cheap bar, nightclub, etc.
- any house, building, etc.
- a prison
- ☆ Slang a marijuana cigarette
- a place or part where two bones or corresponding structures are joined, usually so that they can move
- the way in which they are joined
- Bot. a point where a branch or leaf grows out of the stem
- Geol. a fracture in a rock mass, along which displacement has not occurred
Origin: Old French ; from Classical Latin junctus, past participle of jungere, to join, yoke
- joined as to time; concurrent
- common to two or more persons, governments, etc. as to ownership or action: a joint declaration, joint property
- sharing with someone else: a joint owner
Origin: OFr joint, jointe, pp. of joindre: see join
- to connect by a joint or joints
- to give a joint or joints to
- to prepare (a board or stave) for joining to another
- to cut (meat) into joints; separate at the joints
joint definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A place or part at which two or more things are joined.b. A way in which two or more things are joined: a mortise-and-tenon joint; flexible joints.
- Anatomy a. A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.b. A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
- Botany An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem.
- Geology A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.
- A large cut of meat for roasting.
- Slang a. A cheap or disreputable gathering place: “The tavern is . . . just a joint with Formica tables, a vinyl floor, lights over the mirrors” (Scott Turow).b. A building or dwelling.c. A prison. Often used with the.
- Slang A marijuana cigarette.
- Vulgar Slang A penis.
- Shared by or common to two or more: our joint presence; a joint income-tax return.
- Sharing with another or others: a joint tenant.
- Formed or characterized by cooperation or united action: joint military maneuvers.
- Involving both houses of a legislature: a joint session of Congress.
- Law Regarded as one legal body; united in identity of interest or liability.
- Mathematics Involving two or more variables.
- To combine or attach with a joint or joints: securely jointed the sides of the drawer.
- To provide or construct with joints: joint a boom on a crane.
- To separate (meat) at the joints.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from past participle of joindre, to join; see join.
top to bottom: end-lap, doweled, and spline joints
joint - Legal Definition
joint - Medical Definition
Top: hip ball-and-socket joint
Bottom: anterior view of knee joint
joint - Phrases/Idioms
out of joint
- not in place at the joint; dislocated
- disordered or disorganized
out of joint
- Dislocated, as a bone. Informal
- Not harmonious; inconsistent.
- Out of order; inauspicious or unsatisfactory.
- In bad spirits or humor; out of sorts.
joint - Science Definition
- Anatomy A usually movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. See also ball-and-socket joint, hinge joint.
- Zoology A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
- Botany A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.
anterior view of a knee joint showing arrangement of ligaments and menisci