- 1a point where two or more bones meet in the body, usually allowing movement
- 2a place where two things are joined together
- 3a large piece of meat that is cooked and served with bones
Using joint: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "joint" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
My knee joint hurts when I run.
The joint between the two pipes is leaking.
We had a joint bank account when we were married.
He ordered a joint of beef for dinner.
joint Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using joint
to start doing something quickly and enthusiastically, without thinking about it first
She jumped in with both feet and started her own business.
He has a finger in every pie, from politics to business.
They met at the party and got on like a house on fire.
Phrases with joint
I fell off my bike and put my shoulder out of joint.
The car is old but it's still in good joint.
He likes to smoke a joint after work to relax.
Origins of joint
from Old French 'joint', meaning 'together'
Summary: joint in Brief
The term 'joint' [dʒɔɪnt] refers to a point where two or more bones meet in the body, a place where two things are joined together, or a large piece of meat that is cooked and served with bones. It extends into phrases like 'out of joint,' indicating something not working properly, and idioms like 'jump in with both feet,' meaning to start something quickly and enthusiastically. 'Joint' has formal synonyms like 'connection' and 'junction,' and informal ones like 'link' and 'hookup.'