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Webster 1913 Edition


Joint

Joint

(joint)
,
Noun.
[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.
Shakespeare
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 reënforce 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

(joint)
,
Adj.
[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; a
joint
bank account;
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.
Shakespeare
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; used especially in the phrase
joint and several liability
.
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. Contrassted with
tenant in common
.

Joint

,
Verb.
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 Caesar.
Shakespeare
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

,
Verb.
I.
To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do;
as, the stones
joint
, neatly
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Joint

JOINT

,
Noun.
[L. junctura. See Join.]
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.

JOINT

,
Adj.
Shared by two or more; as joint property.
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.

JOINT

,
Verb.
T.
To form with joints or articulations; used mostly in the participle; as the fingers are jointed; a cane has a jointed stalk.
1.
To form many parts into one; as jointed wood.
2.
To cut or divide into joints or quarters.

Definition 2022


Joint

Joint

See also: joint

German

Noun

Joint m (genitive Joints, plural Joints)

  1. marijuana cigarette; joint

Declension

joint

joint

See also: Joint

English

A CV joint

Adjective

joint (not comparable)

  1. Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
    The play was a joint production between the two companies.
    • Shakespeare
      A joint burden laid upon us all.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

joint (plural joints)

  1. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
    This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.
  2. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
    The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.
  3. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
  4. The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.
    The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
  5. A cut of meat.
    Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
  6. The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.
    a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg
  7. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
  8. (chiefly US slang, somewhat pejorative) A place of business, particularly in the food service or hospitality industries.
    It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.
  9. (slang, with the definite article) prison
    I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.
  10. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
    After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.

Synonyms

  • (point where two components join, but are able to rotate): hinge, pivot
  • (marijuana cigarette): See also Wikisaurus:marijuana cigarette

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

joint (third-person singular simple present joints, present participle jointing, simple past and past participle jointed)

  1. (transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together
    to joint boards, a jointing plane
    • (Can we date this quote?), Alexander Pope
      Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.
    • 2014 August 17, Jeff Howell, “Home improvements: Repairing and replacing floorboards [print version: Never buy anything from a salesman, 16 August 2014, p. P7]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Property):
      But I must warn you that chipboard floors are always likely to squeak. The material is still being used in new-builds, but developers now use adhesive to bed and joint it, rather than screws or nails. I suspect the adhesive will eventually embrittle and crack, resulting in the same squeaking problems as before.
  2. (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
  3. (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ray
      The fingers are jointed together for motion.
  4. (transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      He joints the neck.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
  5. (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.
    the stones joint, neatly.
Translations

References

  • joint in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

French

Etymology

From the past participle of the verb joindre, or from Latin iūnctus.

Pronunciation

Noun

joint m (plural joints)

  1. joint (all senses)

Derived terms

Verb

joint m (feminine singular jointe, masculine plural joints, feminine plural jointes)

  1. past participle of joindre

Old French

Etymology

Past participle of joindre, corresponding to Latin iūnctus.

Noun

joint m (oblique plural joinz or jointz, nominative singular joinz or jointz, nominative plural joint)

  1. join; place where two elements are joined together

Verb

joint

  1. past participle of joindre

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from English joint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒojnt/

Noun

joint n (plural jointuri)

  1. joint (bar)
  2. joint (marijuana cigarette)
    Hai să fumăm un joint.
    Let's smoke a joint.

Declension


Swedish

Pronunciation

  • (Swedish) IPA(key): /jɔɪnt/, /dʒɔɪnt/

Noun

joint c

  1. a joint, a marijuana cigarette

Declension

Inflection of joint 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative joint jointen jointar jointarna
Genitive joints jointens jointars jointarnas