Definitions for: Joseph


[n] (old Testament) the eleventh son of Jacob and one of the twelve patriarchs of Israel
[n] (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
[n] (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 brother jealous and the sold him into slavery in Egypt
[n] leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)



Webster (1913) Definition: Jo"seph, n.
An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's
riding habit, buttoned down the front. --Fairholt.

Synonyms: Chief Joseph

See Also: carpenter, Indian chief, Indian chieftan, Nez Perce, patriarch

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