Definitions for: Joint


[n] marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
[n] junction by which parts or objects are joined together
[n] a disreputable place of entertainment
[n] (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)
[n] a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
[n] the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
[adj] involving both houses of a legislature; "a joint session of Congress"
[adj] united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint owners"
[adj] affecting or involving two or more; "joint income-tax return"; "joint ownership"
[v] fasten with a joint
[v] provide with a joint, as of two pieces of wood
[v] fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"



Webster (1913) Definition: Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
See Join.]
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.

A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel, Must
glove this hand. --Shak.

To tear thee joint by joint. --Milton.

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. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
rock transverse to the stratification.

6. (Arch.) 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.

Coursing joint (Masonry), the mortar joint between two
courses of bricks or stones.

Fish joint, Miter joint, Universal joint, etc. See
under Fish, Miter, etc.

Joint bolt, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood,
one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of
the pieces.

Joint chair (Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of
abutting rails.

Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting.
See under Universal.

Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.

Joint splice, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the
parts in their true relation.

Joint stool.
(a) A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
--Shak.
(b) A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint;
a joint chair.

Out of joint, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of
a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well
together; disordered. ``The time is out of joint.''
--Shak.


Joint, a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]
1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.

2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or
produced by two or more working together.

I read this joint effusion twice over. --T. Hook.

3. 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. ``Joint
tenants of the world.'' --Donne.

4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as,
joint property; a joint bond.

A joint burden laid upon us all. --Shak.

Joint committee (Parliamentary Practice), a committee
composed of members of the two houses of a legislative
body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions
of the two houses are necessary. --Cushing.

Joint meeting, or Joint session, the meeting or session
of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of
committees representing different corporations; a joint
session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a
United States senator. ``Such joint meeting shall not be
dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and
the result declared.'' --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.

Joint resolution (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution
adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative
body. ``By the constitution of the United States and the
rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made
between bills and joint resolutions.'' --Barclay (Digest).

Joint rule (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding
adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a
legislative assembly. ``Resolved, by the House of
Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the
sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the
remainder of the session.'' --Journal H. of R., U. S.

Joint and several (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt,
credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held
in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged
both together and individually thus a joint and several
debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together
or either of them individually.

Joint stock, stock held in company.

Joint-stock company (Law), a species of partnership,
consisting generally of a large number of members, having
a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares,
the shares owned by any member being usually transferable
without the consent of the rest.

Joint tenancy (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of
estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession,
under which the survivor takes the whole. --Blackstone.

Joint tenant (Law), one who holds an estate by joint
tenancy.


Joint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jointing.]
1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare
so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.

Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.
--Pope.

2. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

Jointing their force 'gainst C[ae]sar. --Shak.

3. To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

The fingers are jointed together for motion. --Ray.

4. To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or
joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. ``He
joints the neck.'' --Dryden.

Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
--Holland.


Joint, v. i.
To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the
stones joint, neatly.


Joint, n.
1. [Jag a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in
something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a
wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]

2. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together
two flats or wings of an interior setting.

3. A place of low resort, as for smoking opium. [Slang]

Synonyms: articulate, articulatio, articulation, articulation, associated, bilateral, clannish, combined, concerted, conjoined, conjoint, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative, corporate, cosignatory, join, junction, juncture, marijuana cigarette, reefer, roast, sharing, spliff, stick, two-sided, united

Antonyms: separate

See Also: articular muscle, articulatio synovialis, articulatory system, ball-and-socket joint, beef roast, blade roast, body part, butt, butt joint, cannabis, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, collective, common, conjunction, connection, connexion, cut, cut of meat, dope, elbow, endoskeleton, esophagogastric junction, fag, fasten, fetlock, fetlock joint, fibrous joint, fit, fix, flexible joint, furnish, gage, ganja, go, grass, hinge, hinge joint, hip socket, hock, integrated, junction, knee, knuckle joint, lamb roast, lap joint, link, marihuana, marijuana, Mary Jane, miter joint, mitre joint, mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint, oesophagogastric junction, pork roast, pot, pot roast, provide, rabbet joint, render, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, seam, secure, sens, sess, shared, skunk, smoke, splice, spot, standing rib roast, stifle, supply, sutura, suture, synovial joint, toggle joint, top round, veal roast, weed, weld

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Famous Quotes Containing Joint:


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

-- Mike Epps (American Comedian)

Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and see a really funny comedy, that I wished I had smoked a joint. I'll be honest with you. That's the truth.

-- Stephen Baldwin (American Actor)

I had to wait a while to get the scans back but it shows nothing in terms of needing surgery which is good. I hurt my AC joint and I just need to strengthen it. There is an outside chance to start training by the end of this week and if not than the start of next week.

-- Claudio Reyna (American Athlete)

At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to himself should have joint possession of whatever had been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.

-- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (Italian Writer)

We didn't have a garage to rehearse in. We had to aggravate the folks in the house. But I got a chance to play in a beer joint, and that's how it started.

-- Charlie Daniels (American Musician)

At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now.

-- David R. Brower (American Environmentalist)

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 (American Actor)

The E.U. has moved to combat global terrorism by instituting common European arrest and evidence warrants and creating a joint situation center to pool and analyze intelligence.

-- John Bruton (Irish Politician)

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.

-- Jessica Savitch (American Journalist)

You want to have two guys making out in front of your 4-year-old? It's OK with them. A guy smoking a joint, blowing the smoke into your little kid's face? OK with them. And I'm not exaggerating here. This is exactly what the secular movement stands for.

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

I did smoke a joint once but I did not enjoy it.

-- Cilla Black (British Musician)

Basically no, I mean I think that it's very easy to like I say, smoke a joint or even to wear a Chairman Mao button, or do a lot of these things with out knowing what's behind it, and what it really means.

-- Lester Bangs (American Critic)

During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain's chair.

-- Patrick Stewart (English Actor)

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

-- George Orwell (British Author)

A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss, who has already been quoted and already been heard today, and other creative people, laid the foundation stone for the joint assertion of their rights and interests, they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany.

-- Johannes Rau (German Statesman)

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 (American Author)

It just seemed too weird to me. I don't know, maybe they were smoking a joint in the car downstairs from their parents' apartment. I had to go that far to put together a scenario of how they could have possibly recognized me.

-- Marc Jacobs (American Designer)

And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time.

-- David Blunkett (British Politician)

Compared to the United States, physicians in Europe have a much more conservative approach to joint replacement in general.

-- Allen Boyd (American Politician)

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

-- Teilhard de Chardin (French Philosopher)

I appeal to the responsibility of the blocs and the major powers, not to seek security in the arms race, but rather in a meeting for joint disarmament and arms limitations.

-- Gustav Heinemann (German Politician)

After my first visit to Japan, in 1960, to work on a joint model building project at Osaka University, I maintained a continuing interest in the country and the entire Far East.

-- Lawrence R. Klein (American Economist)

Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.

-- Euripides (Greek Poet)

The conflict in the Middle East needs to be solved for the same reasons. It is necessary to reach a two-states solution, built on international law, for sustainable peace and development, and it can only be achieved through joint efforts by the international community.

-- Anna Lindh (Swedish Politician)

Able Danger was a top-secret military planning operation, established in '99 by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to identify cells of al-Qaida worldwide and to take out al Qaida terrorists. They identified five cells worldwide, one of them in Brooklyn.

-- Curt Weldon (American Politician)

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.

-- Konstantin Stanislavisky (Russian Actor)

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 ( -)

I will not do a role that I don't think I can do, that I'm not interested in, where there's no humanity, that doesn't have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I'll just stink the joint up.

-- Ron Perlman (American Actor)

Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel. But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore.

-- Richard Ben-Veniste (American Lawyer)

My body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.

-- Bela Lugosi (Austrian Actor)

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 (German Director)

The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track.

-- Edwin Moses (American Athlete)

Those nations have a very great responsibility at this juncture of the world's affairs, for by throwing their joint weight into the scales of history on the right side, they may tip the balance decisively in favour of peace.

-- Arthur Henderson (British Politician)

I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.

-- Rosanna Arquette (American Actress)

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 (American Activist)


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