joist


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joist

 (joist)
n.
Any of the wood, steel, or concrete beams set parallel from wall to wall or across or abutting girders to support a floor or ceiling.
tr.v. joist·ed, joist·ing, joists
To construct with joists.

[Middle English giste, joiste, from Old French giste, from feminine past participle of gesir, to lie, lie down, from Latin iacēre; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

joist

(dʒɔɪst)
n
(Building) a beam made of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete, used in the construction of floors, roofs, etc. See also rolled-steel joist
vb
(Building) (tr) to construct (a floor, roof, etc) with joists
[C14: from Old French giste beam supporting a bridge, from Vulgar Latin jacitum (unattested) support, from jacēre to lie]

joist

(dʒɔɪst)

n.
one of a number of small parallel beams of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete that support a floor or ceiling.
[1325–75; Middle English giste < Old French, n. derivative of gesir to lie « Latin jacēre]

joist


Past participle: joisted
Gerund: joisting

Imperative
joist
joist
Present
I joist
you joist
he/she/it joists
we joist
you joist
they joist
Preterite
I joisted
you joisted
he/she/it joisted
we joisted
you joisted
they joisted
Present Continuous
I am joisting
you are joisting
he/she/it is joisting
we are joisting
you are joisting
they are joisting
Present Perfect
I have joisted
you have joisted
he/she/it has joisted
we have joisted
you have joisted
they have joisted
Past Continuous
I was joisting
you were joisting
he/she/it was joisting
we were joisting
you were joisting
they were joisting
Past Perfect
I had joisted
you had joisted
he/she/it had joisted
we had joisted
you had joisted
they had joisted
Future
I will joist
you will joist
he/she/it will joist
we will joist
you will joist
they will joist
Future Perfect
I will have joisted
you will have joisted
he/she/it will have joisted
we will have joisted
you will have joisted
they will have joisted
Future Continuous
I will be joisting
you will be joisting
he/she/it will be joisting
we will be joisting
you will be joisting
they will be joisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been joisting
you have been joisting
he/she/it has been joisting
we have been joisting
you have been joisting
they have been joisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been joisting
you will have been joisting
he/she/it will have been joisting
we will have been joisting
you will have been joisting
they will have been joisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been joisting
you had been joisting
he/she/it had been joisting
we had been joisting
you had been joisting
they had been joisting
Conditional
I would joist
you would joist
he/she/it would joist
we would joist
you would joist
they would joist
Past Conditional
I would have joisted
you would have joisted
he/she/it would have joisted
we would have joisted
you would have joisted
they would have joisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joist - beam used to support floors or roofsjoist - beam used to support floors or roofs
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
floor joist - joist that supports a floor
trimmer joist, trimmer - joist that receives the end of a header in floor or roof framing in order to leave an opening for a staircase or chimney etc.
Translations

joist

[dʒɔɪst] Nviga f, vigueta f

joist

[ˈdʒɔɪst] nsolive f

joist

nBalken m; (of metal, concrete)Träger m

joist

[dʒɔɪst] ntrave f
References in classic literature ?
I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood.
After crossing her hands, he tied them with a strong rope, and led her to a stool under a large hook in the joist, put in for the purpose.
The vagabonds recovered their courage; soon the heavy joist, raised like a feather by two hundred vigorous arms, was flung with fury against the great door which they had tried to batter down.
To all the woodwork round the prison-doors they did the like, leaving not a joist or beam untouched.
The jaw is afterwards sawn into slabs, and piled away like joists for building houses.
The attic was also unfinished--the family had been figuring that in case of an emergency they could rent this attic, but they found that there was not even a floor, nothing but joists, and beneath them the lath and plaster of the ceiling below.
Of fifty large sausages, suspended from the joists, scarcely ten remained.
The good work being thus commenced, Peter beat down all before him, smiting and hewing at the joists and timbers, unclinching spike-nails, ripping and tearing away boards, with a tremendous racket, from morning till night.
Then you stretch a great sheet of "cotton domestic" from the point where the joists join the hill- side down over the joists to the ground; this makes the roof and the front of the mansion; the sides and back are the dirt walls your digging has left.
High up in the steeple, where the belfry is, and iron rails are ragged with rust, and sheets of lead and copper, shrivelled by the changing weather, crackle and heave beneath the unaccustomed tread; and birds stuff shabby nests into corners of old oaken joists and beams; and dust grows old and grey; and speckled spiders, indolent and fat with long security, swing idly to and fro in the vibration of the bells, and never loose their hold upon their thread-spun castles in the air, or climb up sailor-like in quick alarm, or drop upon the ground and ply a score of nimble legs to save one life
They had scarce reached it, however, ere they found that the wooden joists and planks of the flooring were already on fire.
I lay down on my back, and, naturally, just before I dropped off, my eyes traveled to the roof above me, and then I saw that the main beam which bore the weight of the joists was being slightly shaken from east to west.