- Jacob's eleventh son, the first of Jacob and his second wife, Rachel: sold into slavery by his brothers. Gen. 30:22–24; 37.
- the husband of Mary who was the mother of Jesus. Matt. 1:16–25.
- Hinmaton-yalaktit, c1840–1904, leader of the Nez Percé: led 1000-mile (1600-km) retreat from U.S. forces in an attempt to reach Canada 1877.
- (lowercase) a long coat buttoning in the front, worn especially by women as part of their riding habit in colonial America.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “increaser.”
- 1678–1711, king of Hungary 1687–1711; king of Germany 1690–1711; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1705–11 (son of Leopold I).
- 1741–90, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1765–90 (son of Francis I; brother of Leopold II and Marie Antoinette).
Examples from the Web for joseph
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Bergoglio ran second to Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?
December 21, 2014
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
December 19, 2014
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
December 4, 2014
His name was Joseph and he belonged to the tribe of the Hebrews.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
I have a compatriot with me, one Joseph Lesurques, whom I met on the way here.
It was the priest who came out from the confessional of Saint Joseph and shut the door after him.The Dream
Joseph is the eldest son; but, of this I am sure, Napoleon will be the head of this family.
Joseph said nothing further except, "Good-by, obstinate one!"
- a woman's floor-length riding coat with a small cape, worn esp in the 18th century
- Old Testament
- 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
- Saint Joseph New Testament the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:16–25). Feast day: Mar 19
- 1741–90, Holy Roman emperor (1765–90); son of Francis I. He ruled Austria jointly with his mother, Maria Theresa, until her death (1780). He reorganized taxation, abolished serfdom, curtailed the feudal power of the nobles, and asserted his independence from the pope
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."