joint
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /dʒɔɪnt/
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.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii]:
      A joint burden laid upon us all.
    Synonyms: mutual, shared
Synonyms 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.
    Synonyms: hinge, pivot
  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.
    • 1996, Deirdre Purcell, Roses After Rain, p. 335:
      "...Where's the ladies' in this joint? I've to powder me nose."
    1. (slang, dated) A place of resort for tramps.
    2. (slang, US, dated) An opium den.
  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: Thesaurus:marijuana cigarette
  11. (slang, dated) A syringe used to inject an illicit drug.
    • 1954, Listen (volumes 7-10, page 131)
      Captain Jack McMahon, chief of Houston's police narcotics division, holds tools of the “junkie” trade, including “joints” (syringes), needles, heroin, milk sugar (used to cut pure heroin), spoons for heating a shot of heroin (mixed with water), […]
  12. (US, slang) The penis.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, On the Road, New York: New American Library, Part 4, Chapter 1, p. 205,
      Inez called up Camille on the phone repeatedly and had long talks with her; they even talked about his joint, or so Dean claimed.
    • 1969, Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint, New York: Vintage, 1994, “Cunt Crazy,” p. 158,
      There I was, going down at last on the star of all those pornographic films that I had been producing in my head since I first laid a hand upon my own joint . . .
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:penis
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joint (joints, present participle jointing; 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
    • Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.
  2. (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      But soon that war had end, and the time's state
      Made friends of them, jointing their force 'gainst Caesar
  3. (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
    • 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.
    • He joints the neck.
    • Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
  5. (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.
    the stones joint, neatly.
Translations
  • Portuguese: juntar
  • Russian: соединя́ть



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