joseph Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
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
noun (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
- An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front.
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