Definition of Joseph

1. Noun. Leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904).

Exact synonyms: Chief Joseph
Generic synonyms: Nez Perce, Indian Chief, Indian Chieftain

2. Noun. (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt.
Category relationships: Old Testament
Generic synonyms: Patriarch

3. Noun. (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus.
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Carpenter

Definition of Joseph

1. n. An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front.

Definition of Joseph

1. Proper noun. (biblical character) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel. ¹

2. Proper noun. (context Christianity) The husband of Virgin Mary in the New Testament. ¹

3. Proper noun. (context Christianity) (w Joseph of Arimathea); man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus. ¹

4. Proper noun. (given name male from=Hebrew), popular as a middle name. ¹

5. Noun. (context: sometimes capitalised) A woman's riding habit worn in the 18th century with a long cape and buttons running down the front. ¹

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Definition of Joseph

1. a woman's long cloak [n -S]

Medical Definition of Joseph

1. An outer garment worn in the 18th century; especially, a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joseph

joseph (current term)
joseph's flower
joss house

Literary usage of Joseph

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Great Expectations ; Master Humphrey's Clock: With Introduction,critical by Charles Dickens (1908)
"I will name DO names, joseph, but so they are pleased to call him up-town, ... "Say you said that, and even joseph will probably betray surprise. ..."

2. The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg, Boaz Cohen (1920)
"After the many hardships and conflicts that had beset the path of Jacob, he thought he would be at rest at last, and then came the loss of joseph and ..."

3. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"MICAH CLARKE HIS STATEMENT I OP CORNET joseph CLARKE OF THE IRONSIDES IT may be, my dear grandchildren, that at one time or another I nave told you nearly ..."

4. The Early Records of the Town of Providence by Providence (R.I.). Record Commissioners (1895)
"Wee whose names are here under written being summonsed upon a jury of inquiry after the death of joseph Burden of the Towne of Providence who was found dead ..."

5. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"27 Ana the sons of joseph wliich | ü Ami he took gome of his breth- 2ti If And he sent Judah before < And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy him unto joseph, ..."

6. History of the House of Austria: From the Foundation of the Monarchy by by William Coxe (1807)
"Death of the Emperor joseph— Birth and Education of CHARLES VI.—Division of the Austrian Inheritance made by the Emperor Leopold—Charles proclaimed King ..."

7. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1916)
"[joseph ADDISON was bom on the of May,. His first English poem was an address to Dryden on the publication of the latter's Translations of Ovid. ..."

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