Joshua


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Joshua: Book of Joshua

Josh·u·a 1

 (jŏsh′o͞o-ə)
In the Bible, a Hebrew leader who succeeded Moses as leader of Israel.

[Late Latin Ioshua, from Hebrew yəhôšûa', Yahweh (is) salvation; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

Josh·u·a 2

 (jŏsh′o͞o-ə)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Joshua.]

Joshua

(ˈdʒɒʃʊə)
n
1. (Bible) Moses' successor, who led the Israelites in the conquest of Canaan
2. (Bible) the book recounting his deeds
Douay spelling: Josue

Josh•u•a

(ˈdʒɒʃ u ə)

n.
1. the successor of Moses as leader of the Israelites. Deut. 31:14, 23; 34:9.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Joshua - (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised LandJoshua - (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho
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
2.Joshua - a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
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
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Translations
Josva
Josua
Joosua
യോശുവ
Josva
Josua

Joshua

[ˈdʒɒʃwə] NJosué

Joshua

nJosua m

Joshua

[ˈdʒɒʃʊə] nGiosuè m
References in classic literature ?
To the men who fought against the rising truths of physical philosophy, it seemed that if they admitted that truth it would destroy faith in God, in the creation of the firmament, and in the miracle of Joshua the son of Nun.
O endless vocatives that would still leave expression slipping helpless from the measurement of mortal folly!-- that residuary legatee was Joshua Rigg, who was also sole executor, and who was to take thenceforth the name of Featherstone.
The second will revoked everything except the legacies to the low persons before mentioned (some alterations in these being the occasion of the codicil), and the bequest of all the land lying in Lowick parish with all the stock and household furniture, to Joshua Rigg.
"Kings" and "Kingdoms" were as thick in Britain as they had been in little Palestine in Joshua's time, when people had to sleep with their knees pulled up because they couldn't stretch out without a passport.
Over these mysterious figures was written, in large letters, “The Templeton Coffee-house, and Traveller’s Hotel,” and beneath them, “By Habakkuk Foote and Joshua Knapp.” This was a fearful rival to the” Bold Dragoon,” as our readers will the more readily perceive when we add that the same sonorous names were to be seen over a newly erected store in the village, a hatter’s shop, and the gates of a tan-yard.
“It was a very pretty fight, Betty, that the Israelites had on that day with the Amalekites, It seams that they fout on a plain, for Moses is mentioned as having gone on the heights to overlook the battle, and wrestle in prayer; and if I should judge, with my little larning, the Israelites depended mainly on their horse, for it was written ‘that Joshua cut up the enemy with the edge of the sword; from which I infer, not only that they were horse, but well diseiplyned troops.
Joshua made the sun stand still upon Gibeon, but you would outdo Joshua.
Believe me, Joshua's task was easier, and he had Jehovah to help him.
Joshua Rann gave a long cough, as if he were clearing his throat in order to come to a new understanding with himself; Chad Cranage lifted up his leather skull-cap and scratched his head; and Wiry Ben wondered how Seth had the pluck to think of courting her.
Yours, Joshua Smallweed.' What do you make of that, Phil?"
"Joshua Smallweed is him that was brought here in a chair?"
"Young man," said he, "I know not who you may be, and I am not much inclined to bestir myself, but if it were not that I am bent upon taking my ease, I swear, by the sword of Joshua! that I would lay my dog-whip across your shoulders for daring to fill the air with these discordant bellowings."