joint ( joints plural )
1 adj Joint means shared by or belonging to two or more people.
She and Frank had never gotten around to opening a joint account...
jointly adv ADV with v
The Port Authority is an agency jointly run by New York and New Jersey.
2 n-count A joint is a part of your body such as your elbow or knee where two bones meet and are able to move together.
Her joints ache if she exercises.
3 n-count A joint is the place where two things are fastened or fixed together.
4 n-count A joint is a fairly large piece of meat which is suitable for roasting.
He carved the joint of beef.
in AM, use roast
5 n-count You can refer to a cheap place where people go for some form of entertainment as a joint.
INFORMAL usu supp N
...a hamburger joint.
6 n-count A joint is a cigarette which contains cannabis or marijuana.
7 If something puts someone's nose out of joint, it upsets or offends them because it makes them feel less important or less valued. INFORMAL
put sb's nose out of joint phrase PHR after v, v-link PHR Barry had his nose put out of joint by Lucy's aloof sophistication...
joint-stock company ( joint-stock companies plural ) A joint-stock company is a company that is owned by the people who have bought shares in that company. (BUSINESS) n-count
joint venture ( joint ventures plural ) A joint venture is a business or project in which two or more companies or individuals have invested, with the intention of working together. (BUSINESS) n-count
It will be sold to a joint venture created by Dow Jones and Westinghouse Broadcasting.
strip joint ( strip joints plural ) A strip joint is the same as a strip club.
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