Gladys

[ glad-is ]
/ ˈglæd ɪs /
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noun

a female given name.

Definition for gladys (2 of 2)

Bishop

[ bish-uh p ]
/ ˈbɪʃ əp /

noun

Elizabeth,1911–79, U.S. poet.
HazelGladys, 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 AveryBilly, 1894–1956, Canadian aviator: helped to establish Canadian air force.
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British Dictionary definitions for gladys (1 of 2)

bishop

/ (ˈbɪʃəp) /

noun

(in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Greek Orthodox Churches) a clergyman having spiritual and administrative powers over a diocese or province of the ChurchSee 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

Word Origin for bishop

Old English biscop, from Late Latin epīscopus, from Greek episkopos, from epi- + skopos watcher

British Dictionary definitions for gladys (2 of 2)

Bishop

/ (ˈbɪʃəp) /

noun

Elizabeth . 1911–79, US poet, who lived in Brazil. Her poetry reflects her travelling experience, esp in the tropics
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Medicine definitions for gladys

Bishop

[ bĭshəp ]
J. Michael Born 1936

American microbiologist. He shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for discovering a sequence of genes that can cause cancer when mutated.
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Science definitions for gladys

Bishop

[ bĭshəp ]
(John) Michael Born 1936

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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Culture definitions for gladys

bishop


In some Christian churches, a person appointed to oversee a group of priests or ministers and their congregations. In the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are considered the successors of the Twelve Apostles.

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