Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “joint”

See all translations

joint

adjective [not gradable]  /dʒɔɪnt/ us  

joint adjective [not gradable] (SHARED)

belonging to or shared between two or more people: Do you and your husband have a joint bank account or separate accounts? In court, the parents were awarded joint custody of their son (= the right to care for him was shared between them).joint venture A joint venture is a business that gets its money from two or more partners.
jointly
adverb [not gradable]  /ˈdʒɔɪnt·li/ us  
Construction of the new high school will be jointly funded by the city and the state.

joint

noun [C]  /dʒɔɪnt/ us  

joint noun [C] (BODY PART)

a place in the body where two bones meet: Good running shoes are supposed to reduce the stress on the ankle, knee, and hip joints.

joint noun [C] (CONNECTION)

a place where two things are joined together: Metal joints in the bridge allow it to expand or contract with changes in air temperature.

joint noun [C] (PLACE)

slang a cheap restaurant: a hamburger joint slang A joint is also a place where people go for some type of entertainment: a jazz joint
Translations of “joint”
in Korean 공동의…
in Arabic مُشْتَرَك…
in French raccord, articulation, rôti…
in Turkish ortak…
in Italian congiunto, comune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 共有的,共用的, 共同的…
in Russian совместный…
in Polish wspólny…
in Spanish junta, juntura, unión…
in Portuguese conjunto, mútuo…
in German die Verbindungsstelle, das Gelenk, das Bratenstück…
in Catalan conjunt…
in Japanese 合同の, 共同の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 共有的,共享的, 共同的…
(Definition of joint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of joint?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “joint” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More