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JOINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does joint mean? 

JOINT (noun)
  The noun JOINT has 6 senses:

1. (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
2. a disreputable place of entertainment
3. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
4. a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
5. junction by which parts or objects are joined together
6. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

  Familiarity information: JOINT used as a noun is common.


JOINT (adjective)
  The adjective JOINT has 3 senses:

1. united or combined
2. affecting or involving two or more
3. involving both houses of a legislature

  Familiarity information: JOINT used as an adjective is uncommon.


JOINT (verb)
  The verb JOINT has 4 senses:

1. fit as if by joints
2. provide with a joint
3. fasten with a joint
4. separate (meat) at the joint

  Familiarity information: JOINT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


JOINT (noun)


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Meaning:

(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

articulatio; joint; articulation

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "joint"):

hip socket (the socket part of the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone)

articular muscle (a muscle that inserts directly onto the capsule of a joint)

Domain category:

anatomy; general anatomy (the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "joint"):

articulatio synovialis; diarthrosis; synovial joint (a joint so articulated as to move freely)

fibrous joint; sutura; suture (an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull))

elbow (the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow)

knee; stifle (joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee)

hock; hock-joint (tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle)

fetlock; fetlock joint (the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern)

Holonyms ("joint" is a part of...):

articulatory system (the system of joints in the body)

endoskeleton (the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates))


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Meaning:

A disreputable place of entertainment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

spot (a business establishment for entertainment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "joint"):

jook; jook house; jook joint; juke; juke house; juke joint (a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox)


Sense 3joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

join; articulation; joint; junction; juncture

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

connection; connexion; link (a connecting shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "joint"):

esophagogastric junction; oesophagogastric junction (the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium)


Sense 4joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

roast; joint

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

cut; cut of meat (a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "joint"):

pork roast; roast pork (cut of pork suitable for roasting)

lamb roast; roast lamb (a cut of lamb suitable for roasting)

roast veal; veal roast (cut of veal suitable for roasting)

beef roast; roast beef (cut of beef suitable for roasting)

rump roast (a cut of beef or veal from the fleshy hindquarters of the animal)

top round (roast cut from the round; usually suitable for roasting)

rib roast; standing rib roast (a cut of meat including more than one rib)

pot roast (cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot)

blade roast (a roast cut from the blade)


Sense 5joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

conjunction; junction (something that joins or connects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "joint"):

ball-and-socket joint (a joint that can rotate within a socket)

weld (a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together)

toggle joint (a joint made by two arms attached by a pivot; used to apply pressure at the two ends by straightening the joint)

seam (joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces)

scarf; scarf joint (a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end)

rabbet joint (a joint formed by fitting together two rabbeted boards)

mortise joint; mortise-and-tenon joint (a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other)

miter; miter joint; mitre; mitre joint (joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner)

lap joint; splice (joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together)

hinge joint; knuckle joint (a joint allowing movement in one plane only)

flexible joint; hinge (a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other)

butt; butt joint (a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping)


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Meaning:

Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

marijuana cigarette; reefer; spliff; joint; stick

Hypernyms ("joint" is a kind of...):

butt; cigaret; cigarette; coffin nail; fag (finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking)

Meronyms (substance of "joint"):

cannabis; ganja; marihuana; marijuana (the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect)


JOINT (adjective)


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Meaning:

United or combined

Context examples:

a joint session of Congress / joint owners

Similar:

sharing (sharing equally with another or others)

cosignatory (signing jointly with others)

collective; corporate (done by or characteristic of individuals acting together)

conjoined; conjoint (consisting of two or more associated entities)

combined; concerted; conjunct; conjunctive; cooperative; united (involving the joint activity of two or more)

clannish (characteristic of a clan especially in being unified)

associated (joined in some kind of relationship (as a colleague or ally or companion etc.))

Also:

integrated (not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups)

common (belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public)

collective (forming a whole or aggregate)

shared (have in common; held or experienced in common)

united (characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity)

Antonym:

separate (independent; not united or joint)


Sense 2joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affecting or involving two or more

Context examples:

joint income-tax return / joint ownership

Similar:

shared (have in common; held or experienced in common)


Sense 3joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving both houses of a legislature

Context example:

a joint session of Congress

Similar:

many-sided; multilateral (having many parts or sides)


JOINT (verb)


Sense 1joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fit as if by joints

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

The boards fit neatly

Hypernyms (to "joint" is one way to...):

fit; go (be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with a joint

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

articulate; joint

Context example:

the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

Hypernyms (to "joint" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Domain category:

carpentry; woodwork; woodworking (the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten with a joint

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "joint" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separate (meat) at the joint

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "joint" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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