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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