What does bishop mean?

Definitions for bishop
ˈbɪʃ əpbish·op

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bishop(noun)

    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

  2. bishop(noun)

    port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

  3. bishop(noun)

    (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color

Wiktionary

  1. bishop(Noun)

    A high ranking official in the Catholic church who governs a diocese, or a similar official in other denominations and religions. (Occasionally abbreviated as Bp. when used as a title.)

    Etymology: From bishop, from biscop, from *, from episcopus, from ἐπίσκοπος, from ἐπί + σκοπέω. Cognate with biskop, bisschop, Bischof, biskop, biskop, biskup, .

  2. bishop(Noun)

    A piece that may be moved only diagonally.

    The bishop is confined to squares of a single color.

    Etymology: From bishop, from biscop, from *, from episcopus, from ἐπίσκοπος, from ἐπί + σκοπέω. Cognate with biskop, bisschop, Bischof, biskop, biskop, biskup, .

  3. bishop(Noun)

    penis (see bash the bishop).

    Etymology: From bishop, from biscop, from *, from episcopus, from ἐπίσκοπος, from ἐπί + σκοπέω. Cognate with biskop, bisschop, Bischof, biskop, biskop, biskup, .

  4. bishop(Noun)

    sex toy.

    Etymology: From bishop, from biscop, from *, from episcopus, from ἐπίσκοπος, from ἐπί + σκοπέω. Cognate with biskop, bisschop, Bischof, biskop, biskop, biskup, .

Wikipedia

  1. Bishop

    A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Moravian, Anglican, Old Catholic and Independent Catholic churches, as well as the Assyrian Church of the East, bishops claim apostolic succession, a direct historical lineage dating back to the original Twelve Apostles. Within these churches, bishops are seen as those who possess the full priesthood and can ordain clergy, including other bishops. Some Protestant churches, including the Lutheran and Methodist churches, have bishops serving similar functions as well, though not always understood to be within apostolic succession in the same way. A person ordained as a deacon, priest, and then bishop is understood to hold the fullness of the (ministerial) priesthood, given responsibility by Christ to govern, teach, and sanctify the Body of Christ. Priests, deacons and lay ministers co-operate and assist their bishops in pastoral ministry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bishop(noun)

    a spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director

  2. Bishop(noun)

    in the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see

  3. Bishop(noun)

    in the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents

  4. Bishop(noun)

    a piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer

  5. Bishop(noun)

    a beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar

  6. Bishop(noun)

    an old name for a woman's bustle

  7. Bishop(verb)

    to admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor

  8. Bishop(verb)

    to make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth

Freebase

  1. Bishop

    A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight. Within the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, Old Catholic and Independent Catholic churches and in the Assyrian Church of the East, bishops claim apostolic succession, a direct historical lineage dating back to the original Twelve Apostles. Within these churches, bishops are seen as those who possess the full priesthood and can ordain clergy – including other bishops. Some Protestant churches including the Lutheran and Methodist churches have bishops serving similar functions as well, though not always understood to be within apostolic succession in the same way. One who has been ordained deacon, priest, and then bishop is understood to hold the fullness of the priesthood, given responsibility by Christ to govern, teach and sanctify the Body of Christ, members of the Faithful. Priests, deacons and lay ministers cooperate and assist their bishop in shepherding a flock. The term epískopos was not from the earliest times clearly distinguished from the term presbýteros, but the term was already clearly used in the sense of the order or office of bishop, distinct from that of priest in the writings of Ignatius of Antioch, and sources from the middle of the 2nd century undoubtedly set forth that all the chief centres of Christianity recognized and had the office of bishop, using a form of organization that remained universal until the Protestant Reformation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bishop

    bish′op, n. in the Western and Eastern Churches, and in the Anglican communion, a clergyman consecrated for the spiritual direction of a diocese, under an archbishop, and over the priests or presbyters and deacons: a spiritual overseer in the early Christian Church, whether of a local church or of a number of churches—the terms bishop [Gr. episcopos] and presbyter [Gr. presbyteros] are used interchangeably in the New Testament for the officers who direct the discipline and administer the affairs of a single congregation—the differentiation in function and dignity is, however, well marked by the end of the 2d century: one of the pieces or men in chess, from the upper part being carved into the shape of a bishop's mitre (formerly the archer): a wholesome hot drink compounded of red wine (claret, Burgundy, &c.) poured warm or cold upon ripe bitter oranges, sugared and spiced to taste.—v.t. (jocularly) to play the bishop, to confirm: to supply with bishops: to let milk or the like burn while cooking.—ns. Bish′opess, a she-bishop, a bishop's wife; Bish′opric, the office and jurisdiction of a bishop: a diocese—also Bish′opdom.—Bishop in partibus (see Partibus). [A.S. biscop—L. episcopus—Gr. episcopos, an overseer—epi, upon, skop-ein, to view.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bishop

    originally an overseer of souls, eventually an overseer of churches, especially of a district, and conceived of by High-Churchmen as representing the apostles and deriving his powers by transmission from them.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bishop

    A name of the great northern diver (Colymbus glacialis).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bishop' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3414

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bishop' in Nouns Frequency: #1108

How to pronounce bishop?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bishop in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bishop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bishop in a Sentence

  1. Per Karsten:

    We can now observe that Winstrup's mummy is one of the best-preserved bodies from Europe in the 1600s, with an information potential well in line with that offered by Otzi the ice man or Egyptian mummies. Bishop Winstrup remains constitute a unique archive of medical history on the living conditions and health of people living in the 1600s.

  2. Carlos Cruz:

    This contradicts everything the Pope has said. He was aware of the situation but named (Barros as bishop) anyway, we were accustomed to getting slapped in the face by the Catholic church (in Chile), but getting slapped by the Pope himself is the saddest part.

  3. Joe Openshaw:

    This decision does lift a weight off my shoulders, because I would have felt bad if a punitive measure had been taken against bishop Talbert because of a celebration of our love.

  4. Daniel DiNardo:

    The first criterion is genuine independence, any mechanism for addressing any complaint against a bishop must be free from bias or undue influence by a bishop. Our structures must preclude bishops from deterring complaints against them, from hampering their investigation, or from skewing their resolution.

  5. Hans Zollner:

    This meeting is not just about nice words and a change of cultures, we also need something that clarifies what happens to a bishop if he doesn't comply with canon law and enforce it.

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