a person who supervises a number of local churches or a diocese, being in the Greek, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other churches a member of the highest order of the ministry.
a spiritual supervisor, overseer, or the like.
Chess. one of two pieces of the same color that may be moved any unobstructed distance diagonally, one on white squares and the other on black.
a hot drink made of port wine, oranges, cloves, etc.
Also called bishop bird . any of several colorful African weaverbirds of the genus Euplectes, often kept as pets.
to appoint to the office of bishop.
- bish·op·less, adjective
- bish·op·like, adjective
- un·der·bish·op, noun
Other definitions for Bishop (2 of 2)
Elizabeth, 1911–79, U.S. poet.
Hazel Gladys, 1906–1998, U.S. chemist and businesswoman.
John Peale, 1892–1944, U.S. poet and essayist.
Morris (Gilbert), 1893–1973, U.S. humorist, poet, and biographer.
William Avery "Billy", 1894–1956, Canadian aviator: helped to establish Canadian air force.
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How to use bishop in a sentence
Francis regularly hosts bishops, educators and charitable workers, but it is far less common for him to sit down with athletes.Pope Francis hosts NBA players after season defined by social justice activism | Chico Harlan | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
In 2015, Barrett signed with other Catholic women a letter to bishops affirming marriage is “founded on the indissoluble commitment of a man and a woman.”Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court | Chris Johnson | October 27, 2020 | Washington Blade
In 2015, Barrett co-signed a letter with other Catholic women to bishops affirming marriage is between a man and a woman and the sexual difference between men and women was significant.Barrett won’t budge from no comment on whether she’d overturn same-sex marriage | Chris Johnson | October 14, 2020 | Washington Blade
Some of that can be blamed on an injury to bishop, which has limited Dallas’s No.Teams Don’t Win The Stanley Cup With A Goal Deficit. Can The Dallas Stars Change That? | Terrence Doyle | September 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Data for Afghanistan and Pakistan were not available in the report, but bishop said that Afghanistan does not have an official death registry.Why South Asia’s COVID-19 Numbers Are So Low (For Now) | Puja Changoiwala | June 23, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
One bishop paid with his life when his car was run off the road.
His big break came in 1992 when an aging cardinal plucked him from his outback and persuaded the Vatican to make him a bishop.
This week the Church of England named the Reverend Libby Lane as its first female bishop.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots | Candida Moss | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jessen was named a Mormon bishop, but the appointment was met with vocal protests.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The website bishop Accountability keeps some of the most extensive records on allegations of priestly abuse available.
Henry Rowley bishop, a noted English music composer, died, aged 68.
Condillac after the marquis's death had refused to pay tithes to Mother Church and has flouted and insulted the bishop.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Samuel Squire, bishop of St. David's died; a poetical, historical and antiquarian writer of note.
Included was a twenty-page aside on the offending bishop, revealing a startlingly thorough knowledge of his writings.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope | Colley Cibber
Gervase Babington died; bishop of Worcester and an eminent theological writer.
British Dictionary definitions for bishop (1 of 2)
(in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Greek Orthodox Churches) a clergyman having spiritual and administrative powers over a diocese or province of the Church: See also suffragan Related adjective: episcopal
(in some Protestant Churches) a spiritual overseer of a local church or a number of churches
a chesspiece, capable of moving diagonally over any number of unoccupied squares of the same colour
mulled wine, usually port, spiced with oranges, cloves, etc
British Dictionary definitions for Bishop (2 of 2)
Elizabeth . 1911–79, US poet, who lived in Brazil. Her poetry reflects her travelling experience, esp in the tropics
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Scientific definitions for Bishop
American molecular biologist who, working with Harold Varmus, discovered oncogenes. For this work, Bishop and Varmus shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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Cultural definitions for bishop
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