joseph

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noun jo·seph \ˈjō-zəf also -səf\

Definition of joseph

  1. 1 capitalized a :  a son of Jacob who according to the account in Genesis rose to high political office in Egypt after being sold into slavery by his brothersb :  the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus according to the Gospel accounts

  2. 2 :  a long cloak worn especially by women in the 18th century

Origin and Etymology of joseph

Latin, from Greek Iōsēph, from Hebrew Yōsēph


First Known Use: 14th century


Joseph

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biographical name Jo·seph \ˈjō-zəf also -səf\

Definition of Joseph

  1. circa 1840–1904 In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat Nez Percé Indian chief


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