noun Josh·ua \ˈjä-sh(ə-)wə\

Definition of Joshua

  1. 1 :  the divinely commissioned successor of Moses and military leader of the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan according to the account in the book of Joshua

  2. 2 :  a mainly narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of joshua

Hebrew Yĕhōshūaʽ

First Known Use: before 12th century

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