joint

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English[edit]

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A CV joint

Etymology[edit]

The noun is from Middle English (attested since the late 13th century), from Old French joint (joint of the body) (attested since the 12th century). The adjective (attested since the 15th century) is from Old French jointiz. Both Old French words are from Latin iunctus, the past participle of iungo. See also join, jugular.

The meaning of "building, establishment", especially in connection with shady activities, appeared in Anglo-Irish by 1821 and entered general American English slang by 1877, especially in the sense of "opium den". The sense "marijuana cigarette" is attested since 1935.

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Adjective[edit]

joint (not comparable)

  1. Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
    The play was a joint production between the two companies.
    • Shakespeare
      A joint burden laid upon us all.

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Noun[edit]

joint (plural joints)

  1. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
    This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.
  2. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
    The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.
  3. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
  4. The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.
    The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
  5. A cut of meat.
    Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
  6. The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.
    a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg
  7. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
  8. (originally slang) A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business.
    It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.
  9. (slang) (always with "the") prison
    I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.
  10. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
    After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.

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Verb[edit]

joint (third-person singular simple present joints, present participle jointing, simple past and past participle jointed)

  1. (transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together
    to joint boards, a jointing plane
    • (Can we date this quote?), Alexander Pope
      Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.
  2. (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
  3. (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Ray
      The fingers are jointed together for motion.
  4. (transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Dryden
      He joints the neck.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Holland
      Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
  5. (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.
    the stones joint, neatly.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the past participle of the verb joindre, or from Latin iūnctus.

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Noun[edit]

joint m (plural joints)

  1. joint (all senses)

Verb[edit]

joint m (feminine jointe, masculine plural joints, feminine plural jointes)

  1. past participle of joindre

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

joint m (oblique plural joinz, nominative singular joinz, nominative plural joint)

  1. join; place where two elements are joined together

Verb[edit]

joint

  1. past participle of joindre

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English joint

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Noun[edit]

joint n (plural jointuri)

  1. joint (bar)
  2. joint (marijuana cigarette)
    Hai să fumăm un joint
    Let's smoke a joint.

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Swedish[edit]

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joint c

  1. a joint, a marijuana cigarette

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