Joint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒɔɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word joint
Brit.  |dʒɔɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word joint

noun

- (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion) (syn: articulatio, articulation)
- a disreputable place of entertainment
- the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made (syn: articulation, join, junction, juncture)
- a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion (syn: roast)
- junction by which parts or objects are joined together
- marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking (syn: reefer, spliff, stick)

verb

- fit as if by joints
- provide with a joint(syn: articulate)
- fasten with a joint
- separate (meat) at the joint

adjective

- affecting or involving two or more
- involving both houses of a legislature

Examples

She's been having pain in her muscles and joints.

seal the joints of the pipes

They had a joint account at the bank.

divorced parents who have joint custody of their child

The pipe is leaking at the joints.

During the joint lives of the heirs.

The two ministers have issued a joint statement.

Both companies are involved in the joint development of a new medium-sized car.

Both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names (=belong to two named people).

The meal was a joint effort (=two or more people worked on it together).

What should I use to seal the joint between a carport roof and the house wall?

The beats in this joint were the bomb!

the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

The joint is covered with a metal sleeve.

This place looks like a fifty-cent crib joint.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: joint
he/she/it: joints
present participle: jointing
past tense: jointed
past participle: jointed
noun
singular: joint
plural: joints
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