from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A carpenter, especially a cabinetmaker.
- n. Informal A person given to joining groups, organizations, or causes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thing that joins two separate items, e.g. software to connect video or music clips.
- n. A maker of wooden furniture or fittings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, joins.
- n. One whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood; a mechanic who does the woodwork (as doors, stairs, etc.) necessary for the finishing of buildings.
- n. A wood-working machine, for sawing, plaining, mortising, tenoning, grooving, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who joins. Specifically
- n. One whose occupation is to construct things by joining pieces of wood by means of glue, framing, or nails; appropriately and usually, a mechanic who does the wood-work for the internal and external finishings of houses, ships, etc.
- n. In wood-working, a power-tool for sawing, planing, cross-cutting, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who likes to join groups
- n. a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood
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However I have never been much of a 'joiner' - I'm not the follower kinda gal and have never embraced socialism or facism or even religion without some kind of balance.
He was not a joiner, which is one of the reasons he was more revered than the existentialist and communist Jean-Paul Sartre, even though Sartre lived through and even participated in the sixties student movements.
In the northern masters there is no appearance of what M. Ernest Dupuy calls the joiner-work of the French fictionalists; and there is, in the process, no joiner-work in Zola, but the final effect is joiner-work.
"I want to hear what Mr. Jarvis has to say to it: he's a carpenter himself, you see, -- a joiner, that is, you know."
Firefox extension [mozilla. org] that will automagically fill in the information for you so that you don't even have to bother going to the web site. spaces [wikipedia. org] and copypaste U+2060 ( 'word joiner') into the middle of the domain.
Around 1910 during the silent film era, one of the only creative opportunities available to women was working as a "joiner," patiently organizing and splicing together strips of silent film in one of the studio's editorial rooms.
"I'm not much of a" joiner "but I read about 30 plus publications, blogs and magazines a day," offers Ms. Merchant.
However, the "joiner" application was filed late on Wednesday for the court to consider.
Call that outcome anything that a professional "joiner" could claim?
"And then this creature, after a billion years of total intellectual solitude, becomes a 'joiner' as soon as he encounters humanity!"