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Noun: Joseph  jow-zif
  1. (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
  2. (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colours, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
  3. Leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
    - Chief Joseph

Type of: carpenter, chippie [Brit, informal], chippy [Brit, informal], Indian chief, Indian chieftain, Nez PercĂ©, patriarch

Encyclopedia: Joseph, Michael