Webster 1913 Edition
p. p. joint. See
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;
jointbetween two pieces of timber; a
jointin a pipe
A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge;
as, the knee. See
joint; a node or
jointof a stem; a ball and socket
A scaly gauntlet now, with
Must glove this hand.
Must glove this hand.
To tear thee
The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations;
jointof cane or of a grass stem; a
jointof the leg.
Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.
A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.
The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.;
as, a thin.
The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.
the mortar joint between two courses of bricks or stones.–
a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood, one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of the pieces.–
the chair that supports the ends of abutting rails.–
a universal joint for coupling shafting. See under–
a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.–
a reënforce at a joint, to sustain the parts in their true relation.–
A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
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.”
Joined; united; combined; concerted;
Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.
I read this
jointeffusion twice over.
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;“Joint tenants of the world.”
Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common;
jointburden laid upon us all.
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.
Joint meeting, or
the meeting or session of two distinct bodies as one;“Such
joint meetingof committees representing different corporations; a
joint sessionof both branches of a State legislature to chose a United States senator.
joint meetingshall not be dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and the result declared.”
Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.–
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.”
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
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; used especially in the phrase–
joint and several liability.
stock held in company.–
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.–
a tenure by two or more persons of estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession, under which the survivor takes the whole.
one who holds an estate by joint tenancy. Contrassted with
tenant in common.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together;
Pierced through the yielding planks of
To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
Jointingtheir force ’gainst Caesar.
To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
The fingers are
jointedtogether for motion.
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.”
jointing, seething, and roasting.
To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do;
as, the stones.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The joining of two or more things.
2.In anatomy, the joining of two or more bones; an articulation; as the elbow, the knee, or the knuckle.
3.A knot; the union of two parts of a plant; or the space between two joints; an internode; as the joint of a cane, or of a stalk of maiz.
4.A hinge; a juncture of parts which admits of motion.
5.The place where two pieces of timber are united.
6.In joinery, straight lines are called a joint, when two pieces of wood are planed.
7.One of the limbs of an animal cut up by the butcher.
Out of joint, luxated; dislocated; as when the head of a bone is displaced from its socket. Hence figuratively, confused; disordered; misplaced.
1.United in the same profession; having an interest in the same thing; as a joint-heir or heiress.
2.United; combined; acting in concert; as a joint force; joint efforts; joint vigor.
Joint stock, the capital or fund of a company or partnership in business.
1.To form many parts into one; as jointed wood.
2.To cut or divide into joints or quarters.