pope: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pōp), [key]
— n.
  1. (often cap.) the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
  2. (in the early Christian church) a bishop.
  3. a person considered as having or assuming authority or a position similar to that of the Roman Catholic pope.
  4. the title of the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
    1. the Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria.
    2. (in certain churches) a parish priest.


Pronunciation: (pōp), [key]
— n.
  1. 1688–1744, English poet.
  2. 1822–92, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
  3. 1874–1937, U.S. architect.


Pronunciation: (pō-pā'), [key]
— n.
  1. died 1690?, Pueblo medicine man: led rebellion against the Spanish 1680.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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