Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the New Testament, the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
  • proper noun religion The husband of Virgin Mary in the Abrahamic religions.
  • proper noun Christianity Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
  • proper noun A male given name, popular as a middle name.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף (Yoséf, "(God) shall add"); a son of Jacob.

Examples

  • ANECITA HUDSON, FREED POW JOSEPH HUDSON'S MOTHER: Yes, I was really exciting that I hope one of the seven was my Joseph.

    CNN Transcript Apr 13, 2003

  • Joseph (_see Lives of Abraham and Joseph_), 83; as Egyptian statesman, 23.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • How her heart beat as Joseph appeared, —Joseph, puffing from the staircase in shining creaking boots, —Joseph, in a new waistcoat red with heat and nervousness, and blushing behind his wadded neck-cloth.

    IV. The Green Silk Purse

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proving to be a great success at Carlisle's Sands Centre - and you still have the chance to go and see it. leading man: Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Carlisle Sands Centre

    Whitehaven News headlines

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.