joseph definition

  • noun:
    • a lengthy riding-coat with a little cape, worn by feamales in the 18th century.
    • a female's riding-habit used in the 18th century with a lengthy cape and buttons running-down the front.
    • An outer garment used within the eighteenth century; esp., a lady's riding-habit, buttoned along the front side.
    • A garment made like a man's great-coat, generally with an easy cape, and buttoning down the front side, worn when you look at the eighteenth century and later by ladies when driving on horseback and on occasions of similar exposure; often, additionally, an identical garment worn by males.
    • (Old-Testament) the 11th child of Jacob and another associated with 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob provided Joseph a coat of numerous colors, which made his brothers jealous and so they marketed him into slavery in Egypt
    • frontrunner regarding the Nez Perce in their escape from US soldiers (1840-1904)
    • (New-Testament) spouse of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus

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