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BISHOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bishop mean? 

BISHOP (noun)
  The noun BISHOP has 3 senses:

1. 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
2. port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
3. (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color

  Familiarity information: BISHOP used as a noun is uncommon.


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BISHOP (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("bishop" is a kind of...):

priest (a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders)

Domain category:

Church of Rome; Roman Catholic; Roman Catholic Church; Roman Church; Western Church (the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy)

Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox Church; Orthodox Catholic Church; Orthodox Church (derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites)

Anglican Church; Anglican Communion; Church of England (the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bishop"):

archbishop (a bishop of highest rank)

vicar apostolic (a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area)

suffragan; suffragan bishop (an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese)

primus (the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland)

exarch (a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox churches in North America)

exarch (a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan)

eparch (a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church)

diocesan (a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese)

cardinal ((Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes)

Instance hyponyms:

Nicholas; Saint Nicholas; St. Nicholas (a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century))

Martin; St. Martin (French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397))

Ignatius; Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius (bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110))

Eusebius; Eusebius of Caesarea (Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340))

Berkeley; Bishop Berkeley; George Berkeley (Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753))

Ambrose; Saint Ambrose; St. Ambrose ((Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397))

Bishop Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas; Bishop Wulfila; Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila (a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382))


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Meaning:

Port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("bishop" is a kind of...):

mulled wine (wine heated with sugar and spices and often citrus fruit)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("bishop" is a kind of...):

chess piece; chessman (any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess)

Domain category:

chess; chess game (a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king)


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