- joint1 W2 [dʒɔınt] adj [only before noun][Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: , past participle of joindre; JOIN]1.) involving two or more people or groups, or owned or shared by them▪ The two ministers have issued a joint statement .▪ Both companies are involved in the joint development of a new medium-sized car.▪ Both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names (=belong to two named people) .▪ The meal was a joint effort (=two or more people worked on it together) .2.) joint venturea business activity begun by two or more people or companies working together3.) joint resolutionlaw a decision or law agreed by both houses of the US Congress and signed by the President>jointly adv▪ tenants who are jointly responsible for their rentjoint 2joint2 n[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: jointe, from joindre; JOIN]1.) a part of your body that can bend because two bones meet thereknee/neck/hip/elbow etc joint▪ a permanently damaged knee joint2.) BrE a large piece of meat, usually containing a bonejoint of▪ a joint of beef3.) a place where two things or parts of an object are joined together▪ What should I use to seal the joint between a carport roof and the house wall?4.) out of jointa) if a bone in your body is out of joint, it has been pushed out of its correct positionb) if a system, group etc is out of joint, it is not working properly▪ Something is out of joint in our society.→put sb's nose out of joint at ↑nose1 (15)5.) informal a cheap bar, club, or restaurant▪ a hamburger joint6.) informal a cigarette containing ↑cannabis= ↑spliff→case the joint at ↑case2 (2)joint 3joint3 v [T]to cut meat into joints
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.