Pronunciation: ( josh'OO-u), [key]
1. the successor of Moses as leader of the Israelites. Deut. 31:14, 23; 34:9.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbr.: Josh.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is salvation.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.