5 letter word starting with jo

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joint noun The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe., A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint. See Articulation., The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg., Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting., A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification., The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint., The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together., Joined; united; combined; concerted; as joint action., Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together., United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; joint debtor, etc., Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond., To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards., To join; to connect; to unite; to combine., To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate., To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat., To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
joist noun A piece of timber laid horizontally, or nearly so, to which the planks of the floor, or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling, are nailed; — called, according to its position or use, binding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, trimming joist, etc. See Illust. of Double-framed floor, under Double, a., To fit or furnish with joists.
joked imp. & past participle of Joke
joker noun One who makes jokes or jests., See Rest bower, under 2d Bower.
jolif adjective Joyful; merry; pleasant; jolly.
jolly superl. Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful., Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety., Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.
jolty adjective That jolts; as, a jolty coach.
jonah noun The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.
joram noun See Jorum.
jorum noun A large drinking vessel; also, its contents.
jossa interj. A command to a horse, probably meaning “stand still.”
jougs noun An iron collar fastened to a wall or post, formerly used in Scotland as a kind of pillory. [Written also juggs.] See Juke.
joule noun A unit of work which is equal to 107 units of work in the C. G. S. system of units (ergs), and is practically equivalent to the energy expended in one second by an electric current of one ampere in a resistance of one ohm. One joule is approximately equal to 0.738 foot pounds.
joust verb i. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in the lists; to tilt., A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two knights in the lists or inclosed field.
joyed imp. & past participle of Joy