bishop: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bish'up), [key]
— n., v., -oped, -op•ing.
  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 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 made of port wine, oranges, cloves, etc.
  5. Also calledany of several colorful African weaverbirds of the genus Euplectes, often kept as pets.
  1. to appoint to the office of bishop.


Pronunciation: (bish'up), [key]
— n.
  1. 1911–79, U.S. poet.
  2. (Gladys), born 1906, U.S. chemist and businesswoman.
  3. 1892–1944, U.S. poet and essayist.
  4. (Gilbert), 1893–1973, U.S. humorist, poet, and biographer.
  5. (“Billy”), 1894–1956, Canadian aviator: helped to establish Canadian air force.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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