Definition for DIS-JOINT'

DIS-JOINT', v.t. [dis and joint.]

  1. To separate a joint; to separate parts united by joints; as, to disjoint the limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.
  2. To put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate.
  3. To separate at junctures; to break at the part where things are united by cement; as, disjointed columns.
  4. To break in pieces; to separate united parts; as, to disjoint an edifice; the disjointed parts of a ship.
  5. To break the natural order and relations of a thing; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.

Return to page 137 of the letter “D”.