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Joseph

, Saint fl. first century ad.
In the New Testament, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.

Jo·seph 1

 (jō′zəf, -səf)
In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

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Chief Joseph
1903 photograph by Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

Jo·seph 2

 (jō′zəf, -səf) Originally Heinmot Tooyalakekt. Known as "Chief Joseph." 1840?-1904.
Nez Perce leader who conducted a skillful but unsuccessful retreat from US forces (1877).

jo·seph

 (jō′zəf, -səf)
n.
A long riding coat with a small cape, worn by women in the 1700s.

[After Josephwho left an outer garment in the hands of Potiphar's wife when he fled her attempt to seduce him (Genesis 39:12).]

Joseph

(ˈdʒəʊzɪf)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. the eleventh son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:2–24)
b. either or both of two tribes descended from his sons Ephraim and Manasseh
2. (Bible) Saint Joseph New Testament the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:16–25). Feast day: Mar 19

joseph

(ˈdʒəʊzɪf)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a woman's floor-length riding coat with a small cape, worn esp in the 18th century
[perhaps from the story of Joseph and his long coat (Genesis 37:3)]

Jo•seph

(ˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf)

n.
1. a son of Jacob and Rachel who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Gen. 30:22–24; 37.
2. the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Matt. 1:16–25.
3. (Hinmaton-yalaktit), c1840–1904, leader of the Nez Percé.
4. (l.c.) a woman's riding coat popular in colonial America.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Joseph - leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)Joseph - leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
2.Joseph - (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
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
3.Joseph - (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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References in classic literature ?
That spring Lena went with me to see Joseph Jefferson in `Rip Van Winkle,' and to a war play called `Shenandoah.
It was on the first of May, in the year 1769, that I resigned my domestic happiness for a time, and left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River, in North-Carolina, to wander through the wilderness of America, in quest of the country of Kentucke, in company with John Finley, John Stewart, Joseph Holden, James Monay, and William Cool.
I was just as old as Joseph when my father and mother died of the fever within ten days of each other, and left me and my cripple sister Nelly alone in the world, without a relation that we could look to for help.
Our friend Tom, in his own simple musings, often compared his more fortunate lot, in the bondage into which he was cast, with that of Joseph in Egypt; and, in fact, as time went on, and he developed more and more under the eye of his master, the strength of the parallel increased.
Simpson was absent from the home circle for the moment because he had exchanged the Widow Rideout's sleigh for Joseph Goodwin's plough.
And couldn't Uncle Pumblechook, being always considerate and thoughtful for us - though you may not think it, Joseph," in a tone of the deepest reproach, as if he were the most callous of nephews, "then mention this boy, standing Prancing here" - which I solemnly declare I was not doing - "that I have for ever been a willing slave to?
Some women, I grant, would not appear to advantage seated on a pillion, and attired in a drab joseph and a drab beaver-bonnet, with a crown resembling a small stew-pan; for a garment suggesting a coachman's greatcoat, cut out under an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes, is not well adapted to conceal deficiencies of contour, nor is drab a colour that will throw sallow cheeks into lively contrast.
Ah, the good horse that was brought all the long way from Barbary, he takes no more care of him than if he were a wild ass's colt and the noble armour, that was worth so many zecchins to Joseph Pareira, the armourer of Milan, besides seventy in the hundred of profits, he cares for it as little as if he had found it in the highways
The truth is that the idea of the skeleton came from the description of the ghost given by Joseph Buquet, the chief scene-shifter, who had really seen the ghost.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
Joseph Harrison is my name, and as Percy is to marry my sister Annie I shall at least be a relation by marriage.
It is hard to make a choice of the most beautiful passage in a book which is so gemmed with beautiful passages as the Bible; but it is certain that not many things within its lids may take rank above the exquisite story of Joseph.