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What does "Joint" mean?

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(a.) Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together (a.) Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action (a.) Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond (a.) United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc (n.) A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation (n.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification (n.) Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting (n.) The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together (n.) The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg (n.) 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 as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe (n.) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint (v. i.) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly (v. t.) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine (v. t.) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate (v. t.) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat (v. t.) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards


Synonyms stick, articulate, corporate, roast, join, collective, juncture, cooperative, articulation, bilateral, concerted, junction, associated, united, reefer, combined, sharing, shared, conjunctive, conjoint, conjoined, conjunct, clannish, marijuana cigarette, two-sided, cosignatory, articulatio


Example: "The carpenter jointed two pieces of wood" Example: "A joint session of Congress" Example: "Joint income-tax return" Example: "A joint session of Congress"


Word Family jointed, jointing, jointly, joints