joseph

Definitions:

  • A long riding coat with a small cape, worn by women in the 1700s.
  • A garment made like a man's great coat, usually with a broad cape, and buttoning down the front, worn in the eighteenth century and later by women when riding on horseback and on occasions of similar exposure; sometimes, also, a similar garment worn by men.
  • An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front.
  • A woman's <xref>riding habit</xref> worn in the 18th century with a long cape and buttons running down the front.
  • (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
  • leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
  • (New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
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