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English adjective: joint

1. joint united or combined

SamplesA joint session of Congress.
Joint owners.

Similarclannish, collective, concerted, conjoined, conjoint, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative, corporate, cosignatory

See alsocollective, common, integrated, shared, united


2. joint affecting or involving two or more

SamplesJoint income-tax return.
Joint ownership.



3. joint involving both houses of a legislature

SamplesA joint session of Congress.

Similarmany-sided, multilateral

Antonymsunilateral, one-sided

English noun: joint

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

Synonymsarticulatio, articulation

Broader (hypernym)body part

Narrower (hyponym)articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, elbow, fetlock, fetlock joint, fibrous joint, hock, hock-joint, knee, stifle, sutura, suture, synovial joint

Part holonymarticular muscle, hip socket

Part meronymarticulatory system, endoskeleton

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

2. joint (artifact) a disreputable place of entertainment

Broader (hypernym)spot

Narrower (hyponym)jook, jook house, jook joint, juke, juke house, juke joint

3. joint (shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Synonymsarticulation, join, junction, juncture

Broader (hypernym)connection, connexion, link

Narrower (hyponym)esophagogastric junction, oesophagogastric junction

4. joint (food) a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

Narrower (hyponym)beef roast, blade roast, lamb roast, pork roast, pot roast, rib roast, roast beef, roast lamb, roast pork, roast veal, rump roast, standing rib roast, top round, veal roast

5. joint (artifact) junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Broader (hypernym)conjunction, junction

Narrower (hyponym)ball-and-socket joint, butt, butt joint, flexible joint, hinge, hinge joint, knuckle joint, lap joint, miter, miter joint, mitre, mitre joint, mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint, rabbet joint, scarf, scarf joint, seam, splice, toggle joint, weld

6. joint (artifact) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Synonymsmarijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick

Broader (hypernym)butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag

Substance holonymcannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

English verb: joint

1. joint (stative) fit as if by joints

SamplesThe boards fit neatly.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)fit, go

2. joint (possession) provide with a joint

SamplesThe carpenter jointed two pieces of wood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

Domain categorycarpentry, woodwork, woodworking

3. joint (contact) fasten with a joint

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

4. joint (contact) separate (meat) at the joint

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate

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