Dis·joint a. Disjointed; unconnected; -- opposed to conjoint.
Dis·joint, n. Difficult situation; dilemma; strait. [Obs.] “I stand in such disjoint.”
Dis·joint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disjointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disjointing.]
1. To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.
Yet what could swords or poisons, racks or flame,
But mangle and disjoint the brittle frame? --Prior.
2. To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint an edifice.
Some half-ruined wall
Disjointed and about to fall. --Longfellow.
3. To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
Dis·joint, v. i. To fall in pieces.
adj : having no elements in common
v 1: part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated
herself from the organization when she found out the
identity of the president" [syn: disassociate, dissociate,
2: separate at the joints; "disjoint the chicken before cooking
it" [syn: disarticulate]
3: make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining
of [syn: disjoin] [ant: join]
4: become separated, disconnected or disjoint [syn: disjoin]