Definitions

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

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

Etymologies

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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).

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 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 23, 2006

  • 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 Nov 3, 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 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.

    Archive 2003-06-01

  • "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

  • “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

  • 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

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