- First Reference: Exodus 1:10
- Last Reference: Acts 9:26
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
JOIN, verb transitive [Latin jungo, jungere; jungo for jugo, jugum; Eng. yoke;
Gr. a yoke, and a pair, to join ]
1. To set or bring one thing in contiguity with another.
Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field. Isaiah 5:8.
2. To couple; to connect; to combine; as, to join ideas.
3. To unite in league or marriage.
Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honor in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab. 2 Chronicles 18:1.
What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6.
4. To associate.
Go near and join thyself to this chariot. Acts 8:29.
5. To unite in any act.
Thy tuneful voice with numbers join
6. To unite in concord.
But that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10.
The phrase, to join battle, is probably elliptical, for join in battle; or it is borrowed from the Latin, committere proelium, to send together the battle.
In general, join signifies to unite two entire things without breach or intermixture, by contact or contiguity, either temporary or permanent. It differs from connect, which signifies properly, to unite by an intermediate substance. But join unite, and connect are often used synonymously.
JOIN, verb intransitive To grow to; to adhere. The place where two bones of the body join is called a joint or articulation.
1. To be contiguous, close or in contact; as when two houses join
2. To unite with in marriage, league, confederacy, partnership or society. Russia and Austria joined in opposition to Buonaparte's ambitious views. Men join in great undertakings, and in companies for trade or manufacture. They join in entertainments and amusements. They join in benevolent associations. It is often followed by with.
Any other may join with him that is injured, and assist him in recovering satisfaction.
Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Ezra 9:14.
JOIN'DER, noun A joining; as a joinder in demurrer.
JOIN'ED, participle passive Added; united; set or fastened together; associated; confederated.
JOIN'ER, noun One whose occupation is to construct things by joining pieces of wood; but appropriately and usually, a mechanic who does the wood-work in the covering and finishing of buildings. This is the true and original sense of the word in Great Britain and in New England. This person is called in New York, a carpenter. [See Carpenter.
JOIN'ERY, noun The art of fitting and joining pieces of timber in the construction of utensils or parts of a building, so as to form one entire piece.
JOIN'HAND, noun Writing in which letters are joined in words; as distinguished from writing in single letters.
JOIN'ING, participle present tense Adding; making contiguous; uniting; confederating.
JOINT, noun [Latin junctura. See Join.]
1. The joining of two or more things.
2. In anatomy, the joining of two or more bones; an articulation; as the elbow, the knee, or the knuckle.
3. A knot; the union of two parts of a plant; or the space between two joints; an internode; as the joint of a cane, or of a stalk of maiz.
4. A hinge; a juncture of parts which admits of motion.
5. The place where two pieces of timber are united.
6. In joinery, straight lines are called a joint when two pieces of wood are planed.
7. One of the limbs of an animal cut up by the butcher.
Out of joint luxated; dislocated; as when the head of a bone is displaced from its socket. Hence figuratively, confused; disordered; misplaced.
JOINT, adjective Shared by two or more; as joint property.
1. United in the same profession; having an interest in the same thing; as a joint-heir or heiress.
2. United; combined; acting in concert; as a joint force; joint efforts; joint vigor.
JOINT stock, the capital or fund of a company or partnership in business.
JOINT, verb transitive To form with joints or articulations; used mostly in the participle; as the fingers are jointed; a cane has a jointed stalk.
1. To form many parts into one; as jointed wood.
2. To cut or divide into joints or quarters.
JOINT'ED, participle passive Formed with articulations, as the stem of a plant.
1. Separated into joints or quarters.
JOINT'ER, noun A long plane, a joiner's utensil.
JOINT'-HEIR, noun [joint and heir.] A heir having a joint interest with another. Romans 8:1.
JOINT'LY, adverb Together; unitedly; in concert; with cooperation.
1. With union of interest; as, to be jointly concerned in a voyage.
JOINT'RESS, noun A woman who has a jointure.
JOINT'STOOL, noun A stool consisting of parts inserted in each other.
JOINT-TEN'ANCY, noun [joint and tenant.] A tenure of estate by unity of interest, title, time and possession.
JOINT-TEN'ANT, noun [joint and tenant.] One who holds an estate by joint-tenancy.
JOINT'URE, noun An estate in lands or tenements, settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, and which she is to enjoy after her husband's decease.
JOINT'URE, verb transitive To settle a jointure upon.
JOINT'URED, participle passive Endowed with a jointure.