1. from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers

    Synonyms : jurassic period
  2. of or relating to or denoting the second period of the Mesozoic era


  1. be or become joined or united or linked

    Synonyms : connect, link, link up, unite
    Examples :
    • Our paths joined
  2. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

    Synonyms : sum, union
    Type Of : set
  3. become part of; become a member of a group or organization

    Synonyms : fall in, get together
    Examples :
    • He joined the Communist Party as a young man
  4. make contact or come together

    Synonyms : conjoin
    Antonyms : disjoin
    Type Of : connect, tie, link, link up
    Examples :
    • The two roads join here
  5. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

    Synonyms : articulation, joint, junction, juncture
    Type Of : connection, connexion, link
  6. cause to become joined or linked

    Antonyms : disjoin
    Type Of : tie, link up, connect, link
    Examples :
    • join these two parts so that they fit together


  1. the quality of being just or fair

    Synonyms : justness
    Antonyms : injustice
    Type Of : righteousness, natural virtue
  2. the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870

    Synonyms : department of justice, doj, justice department
    Type Of : executive department
  3. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

    Synonyms : judge, jurist
    Type Of : adjudicator, official, functionary
  4. judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

    Type Of : judgment, assessment, judgement


  1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, peril, risk
    Type Of : danger


  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist


  1. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed

    Synonyms : erose, jaggy, notched, toothed
  2. having a sharply uneven surface or outline

    Synonyms : jaggy, scraggy
    Examples :
    • the jagged outline of the crags


  1. an event that occurs at a critical time

    Synonyms : occasion
    Type Of : natural event, occurrence, happening, occurrent
    Examples :
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
  2. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

    Synonyms : articulation, join, joint, junction
    Type Of : link, connexion, connection
  3. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

    Synonyms : critical point, crossroads
    Type Of : crisis
    Examples :
    • at that juncture he had no idea what to do


  1. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

    Synonyms : legal power
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  2. in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

    Type Of : dominion, territorial dominion, district, territory


  1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    Synonyms : gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
    Type Of : confine, detain
  2. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

    Synonyms : clink, gaol, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer
    Type Of : correctional institution


  1. a feeling facetious merriment

    Synonyms : jocularity
    Type Of : gaiety, merriment