Join vs. Joint

Join vs. Joint — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Join and Joint

Joinverb

To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit

join two boards with nails.joined hands in a circle.

Jointnoun

A place or part at which two or more things are joined.

Joinverb

To put or bring into close association or relationship

two families that were joined by marriage.join forces.

Jointnoun

A way in which two or more things are joined

a mortise-and-tenon joint.

Joinverb

To connect (points), as with a straight line.

Jointnoun

A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.

Joinverb

To meet and merge with

where the creek joins the river.

Jointnoun

A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.

Joinverb

To become a part or member of

joined the photography club.

Jointnoun

(Botany) An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem.

Joinverb

To come into the company of

joined the group in the waiting room.

Jointnoun

(Geology) A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.

Joinverb

To participate with in an act or activity

The committee joins me in welcoming you.

Jointnoun

A large cut of meat for roasting.

Joinverb

To adjoin

where the garage joins the house.

Jointnoun

A cheap or disreputable gathering place

"The tavern is ... just a joint with Formica tables, a vinyl floor, lights over the mirrors" (Scott Turow).

Joinverb

To engage in; enter into

Opposing armies joined battle on the plain.

Jointnoun

A building or dwelling.

Joinverb

To come together so as to form a connection

where the two bones join.

Jointnoun

A prison. Often used with the.

Joinverb

To act together; form an alliance

The two factions joined to oppose the measure.

Jointnoun

(Slang) A marijuana cigarette.

Joinverb

To become a member of a group.

Jointnoun

Vulgar Slang A penis.

Joinverb

To take part; participate

joined in the search.

Jointadjective

Shared by or common to two or more

our joint presence.a joint income-tax return.

Joinnoun

A joint; a junction.

Jointadjective

Sharing with another or others

a joint tenant.

Joinnoun

An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.

Jointadjective

Formed or characterized by cooperation or united action

joint military maneuvers.

Joinnoun

An intersection of data in two or more database tables.

Jointadjective

Involving both houses of a legislature

a joint session of Congress.

Joinnoun

(algebra) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∨.

Jointadjective

(Law) Regarded as one, especially with regard to tort liability or interest in property.

Joinverb

(transitive) To combine into one; to put together.

The plumber joined the two ends of the broken pipe.We joined our efforts to get an even better result.

Jointadjective

(Mathematics) Involving two or more variables.

Joinverb

(intransitive) To come together; to meet.

Parallel lines never join.These two rivers join in about 80 miles.

Jointverb

To combine or attach with a joint or joints

securely jointed the sides of the drawer.

Joinverb

(transitive) To come into the company of.

I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.

Jointverb

To provide or construct with joints

joint a boom on a crane.

Joinverb

(transitive) To become a member of.

Many children join a sports club.Most politicians have joined a party.

Jointverb

To separate (meat) at the joints.

Joinverb

To produce an intersection of data in two or more database tables.

By joining the Customer table on the Product table, we can show each customer's name alongside the products they have ordered.

Jointadjective

Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

The play was a joint production between the two companies.

Joinverb

To unite in marriage.

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform.

Joinverb

To enjoin upon; to command.

Jointnoun

The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes.

Joinverb

To accept, or engage in, as a contest.

to join encounter, battle, or issue

Jointnoun

(anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.

Joinnoun

the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Jointnoun

The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.

The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.

Joinnoun

a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;

let C be the union of the sets A and B

Jointnoun

A cut of meat.

Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.

Joinverb

become part of; become a member of a group or organization;

He joined the Communist Party as a young man

Jointnoun

The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.

a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg

Joinverb

cause to become joined or linked;

join these two parts so that they fit together

Jointnoun

(geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.

Joinverb

come into the company of;

She joined him for a drink

Jointnoun

A place of business, particularly in the food service or hospitality industries.

It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.

Joinverb

make contact or come together;

The two roads join here

Jointnoun

A place of resort for tramps.

Joinverb

be or become joined or united or linked;

The two streets connect to become a highwayOur paths joinedThe travelers linked up again at the airport

Jointnoun

An opium den.

Jointnoun

Prison.

I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.

Jointnoun

(slang) A marijuana cigarette.

After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint.

Jointnoun

A syringe used to inject an illicit drug.

Jointnoun

The penis.

Jointverb

(transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together

to joint boards, a jointing plane

Jointverb

(transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

Jointverb

(transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

Jointverb

(transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

Jointverb

(intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.

the stones joint, neatly.

Jointnoun

(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion)

Jointnoun

a disreputable place of entertainment

Jointnoun

the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

Jointnoun

a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion

Jointnoun

junction by which parts or objects are joined together

Jointnoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Jointverb

fit as if by joints;

The boards fit neatly

Jointverb

provide with a joint;

the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

Jointverb

fasten with a joint

Jointverb

separate (meat) at the joint

Jointadjective

united or combined;

a joint session of Congressjoint owners

Jointadjective

affecting or involving two or more;

joint income-tax returnjoint ownership

Jointadjective

involving both houses of a legislature;

a joint session of Congress