Definitions of joseph

  1. leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A woman's riding-coat or habit, with buttons down to the skirts; a very thin, unsized paper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for joseph

  1. Strangely enough the principal scene between Joseph and Selicha, Potiphar's wife, is highly discreet. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. At this moment the door opened and Joseph appeared. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice