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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
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Jane sent an eyeflash at Josephs with a skill which proved her favorite assertion that she was not so stupid as people thought.
I think they're awful fun," said Jane, "except that Josephs has such large ears.
Josephs came next, shrinking from the damp contact of his own garments.
Oh, it's only a shower," said Josephs, looking up cheerfully at the unbroken curtain of cloud.
Miss Wilson looked at the weather, at Josephs, who was conversing with Jane, and finally at Smilash, who knuckled his forehead without waiting to be addressed.
Woodson argues that many such Josephs exist today in our inner cities and that these grassroots, faith-based leaders are effectively transforming lives and neighborhoods that no one else has been able to influence.
Woodson has met these Josephs over many years through his National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, an umbrella organization that supports grassroots urban leaders who are reclaiming the lives of drug addicts, rescuing youth from gangs, fighting crime, renovating abandoned properties, and launching inner-city businesses.
In the Introduction, Josephs tells how life "turned around" the day he had his stroke.
Joseph must sense the housing market is in a slump.
In the Guyanese household where Samanta Joseph grew up, she was expected to have a professional career.