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Meaning & Definition of Bishop in English

English

Bishop

/bɪʃəp/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • bishop

2. Port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

    synonym:
  • bishop

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

    synonym:
  • bishop

Examples of using

The bishop took pity on the desperate immigrants.
The bishop felt pity for the immigrants who were abandoned, and gave them help.