Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  • proper n. A minor prophet, a son of Samuel, and other Old Testament persons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
  • n. a Hebrew minor prophet

Etymologies

Hebrew yô'ēl, Yahweh (is) God : , Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
After Joel.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew יוֹאֵל (yoél, "Joel"), from "Yahweh (is) God". As a medieval French and English given name, it is also a rendering of the Breton saint's name Judicaël (related to Joyce and Jocelyn). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • JOEL HEFLEY: I thought well, Joel, it's a very big honor that your colleagues would like you to be on there, but it really, really, really puts the pressure on you.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2006

  • JOEL LARSON: drums A veteran of numerous L.A. bands, Joel was a member of the Grass Roots in 1964-5 when the band had only recorded a few singles.

    The Dawn Patrol

  • "Joel -- _Joel_!" she cried, peering into every corner, and looking into the potato bag and behind some boxes that the storekeeper had given the boys to make things out of, and that were kept as great treasures.

    The Adventures of Joel Pepper

  • “Why do I recognize the name Joel Etheridge?” she asked.

    Unspeakable

  • We had a wire from a woman in Simpkinsville, saying she’d seen Keith and that he was using the name Joel Shiloh.

    MEMORY’S EMBRACE

  • Joel is very known for his pragmatic approach to bug fixing.

    Reflective Surface - Archives: 2009 February

  • Now, “We are disappointed by the First Circuit ` s decision and maintain that Joel is being denied a constitutional right to a public trial in the age of the internet,” say the Harvard student lawyers who, with their professor, Charles Nesson, have been representing Joel.

    RIAA switching law firm in Tenenbaum case?

  • Restricting our ability to make this judicial process accessible to the digital nation of which Joel is representative irreparably harms our case by encasing it a building that is a fortress and a recording only in text which cannot be immediately accessed and which my client and his digital generation cannot afford.

    Let digital nation ’see and hear’ Tenenbaum v RIAA

  • “Restricting our ability to make this judicial process accessible to the digital nation of which Joel is representative irreparably harms our case by encasing it a building that is a fortress and a recording only in text which cannot be immediately accessed and which my client and his digital generation cannot afford,” says Nesson in an email to chief judge Mark Wolf.

    Let digital nation ’see and hear’ Tenenbaum v RIAA

  • On the goal thing; I try to avoid the term, but the Joel is most definitely a “slacker” a la Lister in “Red Dwarf”, or Rob from “High Fidelity”.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Joel’s Review Forum

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