Definition for joseph (2 of 3)
Definition for joseph (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for joseph
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.
Bergoglio ran second to Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI.
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
Joseph LaRocca says some companies are upping the ante in terms of fending off return fraudsters.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cops launched a flash grenade through the window and officer Joseph Weekley fired, fatally striking Stanley-Jones.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How if he should take this means of informing Joseph of his present situation?The Strange Story of Rab Rby|Mr Jkai
A diligent immigration commission with an appropriation to spend has little time to listen to Joseph.They Who Knock at Our Gates|Mary Antin
Even Joseph's confidence in her is shaken, so shaken that he must put her away and have the betrothal cancelled.Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St Luke|Henry Burton
Joseph had but recently escaped from his persecutors, who sought to accomplish his destruction.History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother|Lucy Smith
Joseph Stagg, nevertheless, was seriously troubled by the situation.Carolyn of the Corners|Ruth Belmore Endicott
British Dictionary definitions for joseph (1 of 3)
Word Origin for joseph
British Dictionary definitions for joseph (2 of 3)
- the eleventh son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel (Genesis 30:2–24)
- either or both of two tribes descended from his sons Ephraim and Manasseh
British Dictionary definitions for joseph (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for joseph
masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob and Rachel, from Late Latin Joseph, Josephus, from Greek Ioseph, from Hebrew Yoseph (also Yehoseph, cf. Ps. lxxxi:6) "adds, increases," causative of yasaph "he added." Its use in names of clothing and plants often is in reference to his "coat of many colors."