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

  • In the Bible, a Hebrew leader who succeeded Moses as leader of Israel.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The sixth book of the Old Testament of Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
  • proper n. The son of Nun, Judge of Israel following Moses; author of the Book of Joshua.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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

  • n. (Old Testament) Moses' successor who led the Israelites into the Promised Land; best remembered for his destruction of Jericho
  • n. a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses

Etymologies

Late Latin Ioshua, from Hebrew yəhôšûa', Yahweh (is) salvation; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Joshua.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew יְהוֹשֻׁעַ (yĕhôshúa‘, "Yahweh is salvation"). (Wiktionary)

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