Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
 
Lookup History
joint

joint

 
 
pronunciation:
joInt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
out of joint
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place or point at which two or more parts come together or are connected; junction.
a knee jointa joint in a cabinet
 
synonyms:
junction
similar words:
articulation, coupler, coupling, hinge, juncture, miter, rabbet, socket
definition 2: the specific arrangement of parts in or at such a junction.
a hinge joint
similar words:
coupler, coupling, hinge
definition 3: a large piece of meat cut for cooking; roast.
a joint of beef
synonyms:
hock, roast, shank
similar words:
cut, leg, shoulder
definition 4: in geology, a crack or fracture along which two large masses of rock touch.
similar words:
crack, fault, fissure, fracture
definition 5: a place on the stem of a plant where the growth of a branch or leaf originates or will originate.
synonyms:
node
similar words:
articulation
definition 6: (informal) a bar or nightclub, often one that is considered somewhat disreputable.
synonyms:
dive, nightclub, nightspot
similar words:
bar, cabaret, club, honky-tonk, tavern
definition 7: (informal) a marijuana cigarette.
synonyms:
reefer
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: out of joint
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, shared by, or undertaken by two or more parties acting together.
a joint venturejoint ownershipa joint session of Congress
synonyms:
mutual
similar words:
collective, common, communal, concerted, shared
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jointed, jointing, joints
definition 1: to bring together at a joint.
synonyms:
join
similar words:
cleave, connect, couple, fuse, link, solder, stick, weld
definition 2: to supply with or make with joints.
similar words:
couple
definition 3: to separate or cut at a joint.
synonyms:
disjoint
similar words:
quarter, separate
definition 4: to prepare (a piece of material, such as wood) to be fitted in a joint.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to bring or fit two or more parts together at a joint.
similar words:
connect, couple, join, link
Word Explorer
See
  body, grass, instrument, skeleton