joint

joint1 [ dʒɔınt ] adjective only before noun ***
involving two or more people or done by them together:
The two presidents issued a joint statement.
a joint decision
a joint bank account
My sister and I had a joint birthday party.
joint favorite: Bates and Morgan are joint favorites to win the competition.
joint effort (=something that is done by two or more people): Putting out the fire had been a joint effort.
╾ joint|ly adverb:
a jointly owned property
an aircraft that is being developed jointly with the U.K.
joint
joint 2 [ dʒɔınt ] noun count *
▸ 1 part of your body
▸ 2 connection
▸ 3 piece of meat
▸ 4 restaurant, bar, etc.
▸ 5 marijuana cigarette
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) a part of your body that can bend where two bones meet:
a swollen knee joint
You may experience some pain in your joints.
2. ) a place where two parts of something are connected:
Make sure you seal the joints of the pipes with waterproof tape.
3. ) a large piece of meat cooked in an oven:
a joint of beef
4. ) INFORMAL a restaurant, bar, or club, especially one that is inexpensive and not very nice:
I met him at some grimy little joint in town.
5. ) INFORMAL a MARIJUANA cigarette
out of joint
1. ) if a system is out of joint, it is not working correctly:
The new regulations threw the whole system out of joint.
2. ) if a bone in your body is out of joint, it is not in its correct position
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joint
joint 3 [ dʒɔınt ] verb transitive
to cut meat into large pieces

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • joint — joint, ointe 1. (join, join t ) part. passé de joindre. 1°   Il se dit de choses mises à côté l une de l autre, de manière à se toucher, à tenir ensemble. Ces pièces de bois n ont pas été jointes, ne sont pas bien jointes. •   Un voyageur… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Joint — (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joint — (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joint — joint, articulation, suture denote a place where two things are united or the mechanism by which they are united. Joint is the most inclusive of these terms and is freely usable in reference both to anatomical and mechanical structures. In… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • joint — [joint] n. [OFr < L junctus, pp. of jungere, to join, YOKE] 1. a place or part where two things or parts are joined 2. the way in which two things are joined at such a part 3. one of the parts or sections of a jointed whole 4. a large cut of… …   English World dictionary

  • joint — [dʒɔɪnt] adjective [only before a noun] shared by, owned by, or involving two or more people, organizations, or countries: • The companies made a joint statement last night. • The two men were appointed joint managing directors in June. • The two …   Financial and business terms

  • Joint — Joint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jointing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. [1913 Webster] Pierced through the yielding planks of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JOINT — «JOINT» Sencillo de Mami Kawada del álbum Savia Formato CD Grabación 2007 Género(s) J Pop Duración 17:40 …   Wikipedia Español

  • joint — [adj] shared, combined collective, common, communal, concerted, conjoint, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, hand in hand, intermutual, joined, mutual, public, united; concepts 577,708 Ant. disjoint, separate, single, uncombined, unshared  … …   New thesaurus

  • joint — ► NOUN 1) a point at which parts are joined. 2) a structure in a body by which two bones are fitted together. 3) the part of a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows. 4) Brit. a large piece of meat. 5) informal an establishment of a… …   English terms dictionary

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