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pope

 (pōp)
n.
1. often Pope Roman Catholic Church The bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. Eastern Orthodox Church The patriarch of Alexandria.
3. The Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
4. The male head of some non-Christian religions: the Taoist pope.
5. A person considered to have unquestioned authority: the pope of surrealism.

[Middle English, from Old English pāpa, from Late Latin, from Latin, father (title of bishops), from Greek pappās; see papa in Indo-European roots.]

pope

(pəʊp)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (often capital) the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Orthodox Church
a. a title sometimes given to a parish priest
b. a title sometimes given to the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria
3. a person assuming or having a status or authority resembling that of a pope
[Old English papa, from Church Latin: bishop, esp of Rome, from Late Greek papas father-in-God, from Greek pappas father]

pope

(pəʊp)
n
(Animals) another name for ruffe

Pope

(pəʊp)
n
(Biography) Alexander. 1688–1744, English poet, regarded as the most brilliant satirist of the Augustan period, esp with his Imitations of Horace (1733–38). His technical virtuosity is most evident in The Rape of the Lock (1712–14). Other works include The Dunciad (1728; 1742), the Moral Essays (1731–35), and An Essay on Man (1733–34)

pope

(poʊp)

n.
1. (often cap.) the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. a person regarded as comparable in authority or position.
3. Eastern Ch.
a. the Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria.
b. (in certain churches) a parish priest.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English pāpa < Late Latin: bishop, pope < Late Greek pápas bishop, priest, variant of páppas father]

Pope

(poʊp)

n.
1. Alexander, 1688–1744, English poet.
2. John, 1822–92, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.

Pope


an apostolic letter written by and signed by the pope.
a letter from the Pope to the Roman Catholic clergy on matters of doctrine or other concerns of the Church, of tenmeant to be read from the pulpit.
excessive veneration or worship of the pope. — papolatrous, adj.
1. the papacy.
2. the state and government of the Vatican or the Pope.
Derogatory & Offensive. Roman Catholicism.
a supporter of Pope Urban VI in the conflict of 1378 when an opposing faction established Clement VII as Pope. See also monks and nuns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pope - the head of the Roman Catholic Churchpope - the head of the Roman Catholic Church
papacy, pontificate - the government of the Roman Catholic Church
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
2.pope - English poet and satirist (1688-1744)Pope - English poet and satirist (1688-1744)

pope

noun Holy Father, pontiff, His Holiness, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ The highlight of the Pope's visit will be his message to the people.
Related words
adjective papal

Popes

PopePontificate
Peteruntil c.64
Linusc.64-c.76
Anacletusc.76-c.90
Clement Ic.90-c.99
Evaristusc.99-c.105
Alexander Ic.105-c.117
Sixtus Ic.117-c.127
Telesphorusc.127-c.137
Hyginusc.137-c.140
Pius Ic.140-c.154
Anicetusc.154-c.166
Soterc.166-c.175
Eleutherius175-89
Victor I189-98
Zephyrinus198-217
Callistus I217-22
Urban I222-30
Pontian230-35
Anterus235-36
Fabian236-50
Cornelius251-53
Lucius I253-54
Stephen I254-57
Sixtus II257-58
Dionysius259-68
Felix I269-74
Eutychianus275-83
Caius283-96
Marcellinus296-304
Marcellus I308-09
Eusebius310
Miltiades311-14
Sylvester I314-35
Mark336
Julius I337-52
Liberius352-66
Damasus I366-84
Siricius384-99
Anastasius I399-401
Innocent I402-17
Zosimus417-18
Boniface I418-22
Celestine I422-32
Sixtus III432-40
Leo I440-61
Hilarus461-68
Simplicius468-83
Felix III (II)483-92
Gelasius I492-96
Anastasius II496-98
Symmachus498-514
Hormisdas514-23
John I523-26
Felix IV (III)526-30
Boniface II530-32
John II533-35
Agapetus I535-36
Silverius536-37
Vigilius537-55
Pelagius I556-61
John III561-74
Benedict I575-79
Pelagius II579-90
Gregory I590-604
Sabinianus604-06
Boniface III607
Boniface IV608-15
Deusdedit or Adeodatus I615-18
Boniface V619-25
Honorious I625-38
Severinus640
John IV640-42
Theodore I642-49
Martin I649-54
Eugenius I654-57
Vitalian657-72
Adeotatus II672-6
Donus676-78
Agatho678-81
Leo II682-83
Benedict II684-85
John V685-86
Cono686-87
Sergius I687-701
John VI701-05
John VII705-07
Sisinnius708
Constantine708-15
Gregory II715-31
Gregory III731-41
Zacharias741-52
Stephen II (not consecrated)752
Stephen II (III)752-7
Paul I757-67
Stephen III (IV)768-72
Hadrian I772-95
Leo III795-816
Stephen IV (V)816-17
Paschal I817-24
Eugenius II824-27
Valentine827
Gregory IV827-44
Sergius II844-47
Leo IV847-55
Benedict III855-58
Nicholas I858-67
Hadrian II867-72
John VIII872-82
Marinus I882-84
Hadrian III884-85
Stephen V (VI)885-91
Formosus891-96
Boniface VI896
Stephen VI (VII)896-97
Romanus897
Theodore II897
John IX898-900
Benedict IV900-03
Leo V903
Sergius III904-11
Anastasius III911-13
Lando913-14
John X914-28
Leo VI928
Stephen VII (VIII)928-31
John XI931-35
Leo VII936-39
Stephen IX939-42
Marinus II942-46
Agapetus II946-55
John XII955-64
Leo VIII963-65
Benedict V964-66
John XIII965-72
Benedict VI973-74
Benedict VII974-83
John XIV983-84
John XV985-96
Gregory V996-99
Sylvester II999-1003
John XVII1003
John XVIII1004-09
Sergius IV1009-12
Benedict VIII1012-24
John XIX1024-32
Benedict IX (first reign)1032-44
Sylvester III1045
Benedict IX (second reign)1045
Gregory VI1045-46
Clement II1046-47
Benedict IX (third reign)1047-48
Damasus II1048
Leo IX1048-54
Victor II1055-57
Stephen IX (X)1057-58
Nicholas II1059-61
Alexander II1061-73
Gregory VII1073-85
Victor III1086-87
Urban II1088-99
Paschal II1099-1118
Gelasius II1118-19
Callistus II1119-24
Honorious II1124-30
Innocent II1130-43
Celestine II1143-44
Lucius II1144-45
Eugenius III1145-53
Anastasius IV1153-54
Hadrian IV1154-59
Alexander III1159-81
Lucius III1181-85
Urban III1185-87
Gregory VIII1187
Clement III1187-91
Celestine III1191-98
Innocent III1198-1216
Honorious III1216-27
Gregory IX1227-41
Celestine IV1241
Innocent IV1243-54
Alexander IV1254-61
Urban IV1261-64
Clement IV1265-68
Gregory X1271-76
Innocent V1276
Hadrian V1276
John XXI1276-77
Nicholas III1277-80
Martin IV1281-85
Honorious IV1285-87
Nicholas IV1288-92
Celestine V1294
Boniface VIII1294-1303
Benedict XI1303-04
Clement V1305-14
John XXII1316-34
Benedict XII1334-42
Clement VI1342-52
Innocent VI1352-62
Urban V1362-70
Gregory XI1370-78
Urban VI1378-89
Boniface IX1389-1404
Innocent VII1404-06
Gregory XII1406-15
Martin V1417-41
Eugenius IV1431-47
Nicholas V1447-55
Callistus III1455-58
Pius II1458-64
Paul II1464-71
Sixtus IV1471-84
Innocent VIII1484-92
Alexander VI1492-1503
Pius III1503
Julius II1503-13
Leo X1513-21
Hadrian VI1522-23
Clement VII1523-34
Paul III1534-49
Julius III1550-55
Marcellus II1555
Paul IV1555-59
Pius IV1559-65
Pius V1566-72
Gregory XIII1572-85
Sixtus V1585-90
Urban VII1590
Gregory XIV1590-91
Innocent IX1591
Clement VIII1592-1605
Leo XI1605
Paul V1605-21
Gregory XV1621-23
Urban VIII1623-44
Innocent X1644-55
Alexander VII1655-67
Clement IX1667-69
Clement X1670-76
Innocent XI1676-89
Alexander VIII1689-91
Innocent XII1691-1700
Clement XI1700-21
Innocent XIII1721-24
Benedict XIII1724-30
Clement XII1730-40
Benedict XIV1740-58
Clement XIII1758-69
Clement XIV1769-74
Pius VI1775-99
Pius VII1800-23
Leo XII1823-29
Pius VIII1829-30
Gregory XVI1831-46
Pius IX1846-78
Leo XIII1878-1903
Pius X1903-14
Benedict XV1914-22
Pius XI1922-39
Pius XII1939-58
John XXIII1958-63
Paul VI1963-78
John Paul I1978
John Paul II1978-
Translations
papež
pave
PapstPontifex MaximusPapa
paavi
papa
pápa
paus
páfi
ローマ法王教皇法王
교황
papapater
pāvests
papă
papež
папа
påve
Giáo hoàng

pope

[pəʊp] Npapa m
Pope John XXIIIel Papa Juan XXIII

pope

[ˈpəʊp] npape mpop group ngroupe m pop

Pope

nPapst m

pope

[pəʊp] n the Popeil Papa

pope

(pəup) noun
(often with capital) the bishop of Rome, head of the Roman Catholic church. A new Pope has been elected.

pope

البَابَا papež pave Papst πάπας papa paavi pape papa papa ローマ法王 교황 paus pave papież papa римский папа påve พระสันตปาปาหัวหน้าบิชอปและผู้นำของนิกายโรมันคาทอลิค papa Giáo hoàng 罗马教皇
References in classic literature ?
then the POPE, RAYMOND king of Hungary, the ARCHBISHOP
Yet poor though they were, much money was gathered from them every year and sent to the Pope, who at that time still ruled the Church in England as elsewhere.
And while many people were feeling like this, the Pope claimed still more.
The money belonging to the Church of England belonged to God and to the people of England, and ought to be used for the good of the people, and not be sent abroad to the Pope.
But soon after this no fewer than five Bulls, or letters from the Pope, were sent against Wyclif.
He was no sooner in Milan than the Pope had soldiers from him for the attempt on the Romagna, which yielded to him on the reputation of the king.
Secondly, by winning to himself all the gentlemen of Rome, so as to be able to curb the Pope with their aid, as has been observed.
The pope had also need of money to bring matters to an end with Louis XII.
The pope and Caesar Borgia first found the two future cardinals; they were Giovanni Rospigliosi, who held four of the highest dignities of the Holy See, and Caesar Spada, one of the noblest and richest of the Roman nobility; both felt the high honor of such a favor from the pope.
The pope heaped attentions upon Rospigliosi and Spada, conferred upon them the insignia of the cardinalate, and induced them to arrange their affairs and take up their residence at Rome.
Such was the pope whom the fools had just chosen for themselves.
In the meantime, all the beggars, all the lackeys, all the cutpurses, joined with the scholars, had gone in procession to seek, in the cupboard of the law clerks' company, the cardboard tiara, and the derisive robe of the Pope of the Fools.