Definitions of bishop

  1. a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches ( Anglican Communion and Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic) to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
  2. ( chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
  3. port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
  4. a clergyman 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
  5. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  8. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  9. An old name for a woman's bustle.
  10. To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  11. To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
  12. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
  13. A clergyman of high rank in a ritualistic church, below an archbishop, but above a priest; the head of a diocese, or church district; one of the pieces used in playing chess.
  14. One of the higher clergy who has charge of a diocese; also, one of the pieces in the game of chess, having its upper section carved into the shape of a mitre.
  15. The head of a diocese.
  16. An overseer in the church, having charge of a diocese.
  17. A piece in chess.
  18. A spiritual overseer, or one invested with the cure of souls; a dignitary of the Church who presides over the clergy within a district called his diocese; a drink, composed of wine, oranges, and sugar; part of a lady's dress; a song- bird of America; a piece in the game of chess.
  19. To use arts to make an old horse look like a young, or give a good appearance to a bad one.
  20. A clergyman of high rank who has the oversight of the clergy within a district called a diocese.

Usage examples for bishop

  1. The Bishop did not turn me out. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  2. If he is a bishop then the word bishop is sufficient. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  3. You feel that you can't trust me in the dark, said the bishop or perhaps that I won't appreciate the 'dim religious, ' as you call it. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  4. So the canon came, said I was all right and in a couple of days or so the bishop and his daughters arrived. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  5. And for being bishop tiens! – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  6. A younger brother still is Bishop of Sardagna. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  7. Why, Mary Ellen, the Bishop knows him- Known him for years, put in Angel. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  8. I met a bishop there. – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  9. " Very well," said the Bishop – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  10. When the Bishop got here he took her all around the hall with him, and between this one and that, every last one of her chances is gone. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  11. Dr. Grant, Bishop of Southwark, to J. R. Hope, Esq. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  12. Very kind that was in the bishop and very proud his medical audience must have felt. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. To these observations I may now add; that Samuel Hoare, of the same class as William Dillwyn, had, in consequence of the Bishop of Chester's sermon, begun a correspondence in 1784, as before mentioned, with Mr. Ramsay, who was of the same class as Mr. Sharp. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  14. " Ingeborg," said the Bishop in a voice she did not know. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. Any Bishop or anything? – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Ah, Littleford, the bishop was saying, these entertainments of yours are entirely delightful. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  17. The old Bishop turned to my friend, and said, in a heavy tone, " I'm not fit for society!" – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. Woman, I have business, I tell ye,- business with the Bishop of London! – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  19. He was a nephew of the late Bishop Masters. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  20. The Bishop did not reply in words, but a slight motion of his head was sufficient answer to Rienzi. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton