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bish·op

 (bĭsh′əp)
n.
1. A high-ranking Christian cleric, in modern churches usually in charge of a diocese and in some churches regarded as having received the highest ordination in unbroken succession from the apostles.
2. Abbr. B Games A usually miter-shaped chess piece that can move diagonally across any number of unoccupied spaces.
3. Mulled port spiced with oranges, sugar, and cloves.

[Middle English, from Old English bisceope, from Vulgar Latin *ebiscopus, from Late Latin episcopus, from Late Greek episkopos, from Greek, overseer : epi-, epi- + skopos, watcher; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

bishop

(ˈbɪʃəp)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (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
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (in some Protestant Churches) a spiritual overseer of a local church or a number of churches
3. (Chess & Draughts) a chesspiece, capable of moving diagonally over any number of unoccupied squares of the same colour
4. (Brewing) mulled wine, usually port, spiced with oranges, cloves, etc
[Old English biscop, from Late Latin epīscopus, from Greek episkopos, from epi- + skopos watcher]

Bishop

(ˈbɪʃəp)
n
(Biography) Elizabeth. 1911–79, US poet, who lived in Brazil. Her poetry reflects her travelling experience, esp in the tropics

bish•op

(ˈbɪʃ əp)

n.
1. 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.
2. a spiritual supervisor, overseer, or the like.
3. one of two chess pieces of the same color that may be moved any unobstructed distance diagonally, one on white squares and the other on black.
4. a hot drink of port wine, oranges, and cloves.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bisc(e) op < Vulgar Latin *ebiscopus, for Late Latin episcopus < Greek epískopos overseer]

Bish•op

(ˈbɪʃ əp)

n.
Elizabeth, 1911–79, U.S. poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authoritybishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church - derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
archbishop - a bishop of highest rank
cardinal - (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
diocesan - a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
eparch - a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church
exarch - a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan
exarch - a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
primus - the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
suffragan, suffragan bishop - an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese
vicar apostolic - a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area
2.bishop - port wine mulled with oranges and clovesbishop - port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
mulled wine - wine heated with sugar and spices and often citrus fruit
3.bishop - (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same colorbishop - (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess

bishop

noun prelate, metropolitan, diocesan, suffragen I'm just a retired bishop.
Related words
adjective episcopal
Translations
أُسْقُفأُسْقُف، مُطْرانفيل
епископ
biskupstřelec
biskopløber
episkopokuriero
odapiiskop
piispalähetti
biskupepiskoplovac
püspökfutó
biskup
ビショップ主教角行
주교
episcopus
rikisvyskupas
bīskapslaidnis
nebun
biskupstrelec
škoftekačlovec
biskoplöpare
ตำแหน่งบาทหลวงที่ปกครองบาทหลวงอื่นๆ
filpiskopospispokos
giám mục

bishop

[ˈbɪʃəp] N
1. (Rel) → obispo m
yes, Bishopsí, Ilustrísima
2. (Chess) → alfil m

bishop

[ˈbɪʃəp] n
(= cleric) → évêque m
(= chesspiece) → fou m

bishop

n
(Eccl) → Bischof m; thank you, bishopvielen Dank, Herr Bischof
(Chess) → Läufer m

bishop

[ˈbɪʃəp] nvescovo (Chess) → alfiere m

bishop

(ˈbiʃəp) noun
1. a Christian clergyman in charge of a group of churches, usually in a large city or area. the Bishop of Lincoln; He was made a bishop two years ago.
2. one of the pieces in chess.

bishop

أُسْقُف biskup biskop Bischof επίσκοπος obispo piispa évêque biskup vescovo 主教 주교 bisschop biskop biskup bispo епископ biskop ตำแหน่งบาทหลวงที่ปกครองบาทหลวงอื่นๆ piskopos giám mục 主教
References in periodicals archive ?
The three chapters in this section take up the manifestations of the Church at worship (chapter 6), the Church and the office of episkopos or oversight (chapter 7), and the Church as witness to human freedom in the world (chapter 8).
But bishop comes from the Greek episkopos (epi-+skopos watcher) that literally means overseer, hence the actual meaning of "one having spiritual or ecclesiastical supervision" (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1984).
The late title of episkopos appears only three times in the letters of Paul (Phil, 2 Tim, Tit), especially of those classified as 'Pastorals' and considered by some as non-Pauline.
Some years later, the churches of the Pastoral Epistles seem to have had a single episkopos, now a bishop (1 Timothy 3:1; Titus 1:7), with deacons as assistants.