Definition of "joint" []

  • A place or part at which two or more things are joined. (noun)
  • A way in which two or more things are joined: a mortise-and-tenon joint; flexible joints. (noun)
  • Anatomy A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion. (noun)
  • Anatomy A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod. (noun)
  • Botany An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem. (noun)
  • A junction of two or more parts or objects (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The part or space between two such junctions (noun)
  • The junction between two or more bones, usually formed of connective tissue and cartilage (noun)
  • The point of connection between movable parts in invertebrates, esp insects and other arthropods (noun)
  • The part of a plant stem from which a branch or leaf grows (noun)
  • One of the parts into which a carcass of meat is cut by the butcher, esp for roasting (noun)
  • A crack in a rock along which no displacement has occurred (noun)
  • A disreputable establishment, such as a bar or nightclub (noun)
  • A dwelling or meeting place (noun)
  • A cannabis cigarette (noun)
  • Shared by or belonging to two or more (adjective)
  • Created by combined effort (adjective)
  • Sharing with others or with one another (adjective)
  • (of persons) combined in ownership or obligation; regarded as a single entity in law (adjective)
  • To provide with or fasten by a joint or joints (verb)
  • To plane the edge of (a board, etc) into the correct shape for a joint (verb)
  • To cut or divide (meat, fowl, etc) into joints or at a joint (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "joint" in a sentence
  • "The only surgery that might help return joint motion is to put in an ‘artificial joint’ of metal or plastic."
  • "A thrust joint or tie joint or toe joint_, Fig. 268, is one in which two beams meet at an oblique angle, one receiving the thrust of the other."
  • "And the Dodge City Times originated the word joint in referring to the numerous saloons in the town."