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joint - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'joint' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Joint [ a.]
- Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action.
- Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together.
- 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.
- Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond.
2 . Joint [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 joint.
- The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.
3 . Joint [ v. i.]
- To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
4 . Joint [ v. t.]
- To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
- To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
- To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
- To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

Meaning of 'joint' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . joint [ v]
Meaning (1):
- fit as if by joints
Example in sentence:
  • The boards fit neatly
Meaning (2):
- provide with a joint
Example in sentence:
  • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood
3 . joint [ a]
Meaning (3):
- united or combined
Example in sentence:
  • a joint session of Congress;
  • joint owners
4 . joint [ s]
Meaning (4):
- involving both houses of a legislature
Example in sentence:
  • a joint session of Congress
Meaning (5):
- affecting or involving two or more
Example in sentence:
  • joint income-tax return;
  • joint ownership