/dʒɔɪnt / (say joynt)

1. the place or part in which two things, or parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or so as to allow for motion; an articulation.
2. (in an animal body)
a. the movable place or part where two bones or two segments join.
b. the hinge-like or other arrangement of such a part.
3. Biology
a. a portion, especially of an animal or plant body, connected with another portion by an articulation, node, or the like.
b. a portion between two articulations, nodes, or the like.
4. the hinge-like portion of a book cover.
5. Botany the part of a stem from which a branch or a leaf grows; a node.
6. one of the portions into which a carcase is divided by a butcher, especially one ready for cooking.
7. Geology a fracture or parting which interrupts abruptly the physical continuity of a rock mass.
8. Colloquial one's house, unit, office, etc.: come round to my joint.
9. Colloquial a disreputable bar, restaurant, or nightclub; a dive.
10. Colloquial a marijuana cigarette.
11. Colloquial a concealable firearm.
12. shared by or common to two or more.
13. sharing or acting in common.
14. joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action: joint owners.
15. held, done, etc., by two or more in conjunction or in common: a joint effort.
16. Law joined together in obligation or ownership.
17. Parliamentary Procedure of or relating to both branches of a bicameral legislature.
18. (of a diplomatic action) in which two or more governments are formally united.
verb (t)
19. to unite by a joint or joints.
20. to form or provide with a joint or joints.
21. to divide at a joint, or separate into pieces.
22. to prepare (a board, etc.) for fitting in a joint.
23. to fill up (the joints of stone, interstices in brickwork, etc.) with mortar.
24. out of joint,
a. dislocated.
b. out of order; in a bad state.
{Middle English iointe, from Old French joint, jointe (noun use of past participle of joindre join), from Latin junctus, juncta, properly past participle of jungere; def. 9 US slang (1880s)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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