Definition of

Joint

  1. (noun, artifact) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
  2. (noun, artifact) junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  3. (noun, artifact) a disreputable place of entertainment
  4. (noun, body) (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
  5. (noun, food) a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
  6. (noun, shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  7. (verb, contact) separate (meat) at the joint
  8. (verb, contact) fasten with a joint
  9. (verb, possession) provide with a joint
  10. (verb, stative) fit as if by joints
  11. (adj, all) involving both houses of a legislature
  12. (adj, all) united or combined
    joint owners
  13. (adj, all) affecting or involving two or more
    joint ownership

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Joint

separate

Origin of the word Joint

  1. late 13c., "a part of a body where two bones meet and move in contact with one another," from O.Fr. joint, from L. junctus, pp. of jungere "join" (see jugular). Slang meaning of "place, building, establishment" (esp. one where persons meet for shady activities) first recorded 1877, Amer.Eng., from an earlier Anglo-Irish sense (1821), perhaps on the notion o… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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