Definitions for Josephˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf

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  1. Joseph, Chief Joseph(noun)

    leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)

  2. Joseph(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

  3. Joseph(noun)

    (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus

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  1. Joseph(ProperNoun)

    Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.

  2. Joseph(ProperNoun)

    The husband of Virgin Mary in the New Testament.

  3. Joseph(ProperNoun)

    ; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.

  4. Joseph(ProperNoun)

    , popular as a middle name.

  5. joseph(Noun)

    A woman's riding habit worn in the 18th century with a long cape and buttons running down the front.

  6. Origin: Probably in allusion to Joseph's coat of many colours in Genesis 37:3.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Joseph(noun)

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

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  1. Joseph

    Joseph is an important person in the Hebrew Bible and in the Quran, where he connects the story of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Canaan to the subsequent story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The Book of Genesis tells that Joseph was the 11th of Jacob's 12 sons and Rachel's firstborn, and tells how Joseph came to be sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, and rose to become the second most powerful man in Egypt next to Pharaoh. When famine struck Egypt, Jacob and Joseph's brothers came to the Land of Goshen in Egypt.

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  1. Joseph

    the name of four persons in Scripture. 1, Joseph, the son of Jacob and Rachel, and the story of whose life is given in Genesis. 2, Joseph, St. the carpenter, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the reputed father of Jesus. 3, Joseph Of Aramathea, a member of the Jewish Sanhedrin, who begged the body of Jesus to bury it in his own tomb. 4, Joseph, surnamed Barsabas, one of the disciples of Jesus, and deemed worthy to be nominated to fill the place vacated by Judas.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Joseph' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3256


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