Definitions of bishop

  1. To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  2. To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
  3. To use arts to make an old horse look like a young, or give a good appearance to a bad one.
  4. 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
  5. ( chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
  6. port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
  7. 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
  8. A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  9. 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.
  10. In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
  11. A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  12. An old name for a woman's bustle.
  13. A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; - formerly called archer.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The head of a diocese.
  17. A piece in chess.
  18. A clergyman of high rank who has the oversight of the clergy within a district called a diocese.
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