From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjointjoint1 /dʒɔɪnt/ ●●○S3W2 adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1SHAREinvolving 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. 🔊 The meal was a joint effort (=two or more people worked on it together). 🔊 Manchester United and Arsenal are joint favourites to win the title (=are thought to have the same chance of winning). 🔊 Both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names (=belong to two named people).2 →joint venture3 →joint resolution —jointly adverb 🔊 tenants who are jointly responsible for their rent
jointjoint2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1HBAa part of your body that can bend because two bones meet thereknee/neck/hip/elbow etc joint 🔊 a permanently damaged knee joint2British EnglishDF a large piece of meat, usually containing a bonejoint of 🔊 a joint of beef3JOIN something TOGETHERa place where two things or parts of an object are joined together 🔊 What should I use to seal the joint between the carport roof and the house wall?4 →out of joint5informalDF a cheapbar, club, or restaurant 🔊 a hamburger joint →clip joint6informalMDD a cigarette containing cannabis syn spliff → case the jointat case2(2)
jointjoint3 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DFCto cut meat into joints→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionaryjointjoint /dʒɔɪnt/ adjective [only before a noun]shared by, owned by, or involving two or more people, organizations, or countriesThe companies made a joint statement last night.The two men were appointed joint managing directors in June.The two groups are joint owners of the hotel. —jointly adverbThey have set up a jointly owned company.