Joint Definition

Define what is Joint?

1. articulatio, joint, articulation (noun)

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


    body part noun
    any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity.


    fetlock, fetlock joint noun
    the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern.

    hock-joint, hock noun
    tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle.

    stifle, knee noun
    joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee.

    elbow noun
    the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow.

    fibrous joint, sutura, suture noun
    an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull).

    articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint noun
    a joint so articulated as to move freely.

    2. joint (adjective)

    united or combined.

    • a joint session of Congress.
    • joint owners.
    Antonyms: separate (adjective)

    independent; not united or joint.

    3. joint (verb)

    fit as if by joints.

    • The boards fit neatly.

    fit, go verb
    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.

    4. joint (adjective satellite)

    affecting or involving two or more.

    • joint income-tax return.
    • joint ownership.

    5. joint (noun)

    a disreputable place of entertainment.


      spot noun
      a business establishment for entertainment.


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

      6. articulate, joint (verb)

      provide with a joint.

      • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood.
      Synonyms: articulate

      furnish, provide, supply, render verb
      give something useful or necessary to.

      7. joint (adjective satellite)

      involving both houses of a legislature.

      • a joint session of Congress.
      Antonyms: unilateral [Indirect via multilateral] (adjective)

      involving only one part or side.

      • unilateral paralysis.
      • a unilateral decision.

      8. joint (verb)

      fasten with a joint.


        fasten, fix, secure verb
        cause to be firmly attached.

        9. join, articulation, joint, junction, juncture (noun)

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


          connexion, link, connection noun
          a connecting shape.


          esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction noun
          the junction between the esophagus and the stomach epithelium.

          10. joint (verb)

          separate (meat) at the joint.


            disunite, separate, part, divide verb
            force, take, or pull apart.

            11. roast, joint (noun)

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

              Synonyms: roast

              cut of meat, cut noun
              a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass.


              blade roast noun
              a roast cut from the blade.

              pot roast noun
              cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot.

              rib roast, standing rib roast noun
              a cut of meat (beef or venison) including more than one rib and the meat located along the outside of the ribs.

              top round noun
              roast cut from the round; usually suitable for roasting.

              rump roast noun
              a cut of beef or veal from the fleshy hindquarters of the animal.

              beef roast, roast beef noun
              cut of beef suitable for roasting.

              roast veal, veal roast noun
              cut of veal suitable for roasting.

              lamb roast, roast lamb noun
              a cut of lamb suitable for roasting.

              pork roast, roast pork noun
              cut of pork suitable for roasting.

              12. joint (noun)

              junction by which parts or objects are joined together.


                junction, conjunction noun
                something that joins or connects.


                ball-and-socket joint noun
                a joint that can rotate within a socket.

                butt joint, butt noun
                a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping.

                flexible joint, hinge noun
                a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other.

                hinge joint, knuckle joint noun
                a joint allowing movement in one plane only.

                lap joint, splice noun
                joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together.

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

                mortise-and-tenon joint, mortise joint noun
                a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other.

                rabbet joint noun
                a joint formed by fitting together two rabbeted boards.

                scarf joint, scarf noun
                a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end.

                seam noun
                joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces.

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

                Weld noun
                a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together.

                13. marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, joint, stick (noun)

                marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.


                  cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag, butt noun
                  finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking.

                  Nearby Terms

                  joint author (noun)
                  a writer who collaborates with others in writing something

                  Joint Chiefs (noun)
                  the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps

                  Joint Chiefs of Staff (noun)
                  the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps

                  Joint Direct Attack Munition (noun)
                  a pinpoint bomb guidance device that can be strapped to a gravity bomb thus converting dumb bombs into smart bombs

                  joint fir (noun)
                  jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds

                  joint hinge (noun)
                  a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame

                  joint probability (noun)
                  the probability of two events occurring together

                  joint resolution (noun)
                  a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)

                  joint return (noun)
                  a return filed by a husband and wife

                  joint snake (noun)
                  snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail

                  joint venture (noun)
                  a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise

                  joint-stock company (noun)
                  a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund; transferable shares represent ownership interest; shareholders are legally liable for all debts of the company

                  jointed (adjective satellite)
                  having joints or jointed segments

                  jointed charlock (noun)
                  Eurasian weed having yellow or mauve or white flowers and podlike fruits

                  jointed rush (noun)
                  rush of Australia