A joint tenant.
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.
An example of joint is a declaration which is composed and distributed by two organizations.
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 military maneuvers.
A joint session of Congress.
Securely jointed the sides of the drawer.
Joint a boom on a crane.
A joint declaration, joint property, joint custody.
A joint owner.
The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.
The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
A joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.
It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.
I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.
To joint boards, a jointing plane.
Our joint presence; a joint income-tax return.
- Dislocated, as a bone.
- not in place at the joint; dislocated
- disordered or disorganized
Other Word Forms
Origin of joint
- Middle English from Old French from past participle of joindre to join join
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The noun is from Middle English (attested since the late 13th century), from Old French joint (“joint of the body”) (attested since the 12th century). The adjective (attested since the 15th century) is from Old French jointiz. Both Old French words are from Latin iunctus, the past participle of iungo. See also join, jugular.
- The meaning of "building, establishment", especially in connection with shady activities, appeared in Anglo-Irish by 1821 and entered general American English slang by 1877, especially in the sense of "opium den". The sense "marijuana cigarette" is attested since 1935.