Adjective "bishop" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A senior member of the Christian clergy, usually in charge of a diocese and empowered to confer holy orders.
  1. 'That governs, ordinarily, the arrangements of priests and bishops and archbishops within the Greek Orthodox Church.'
  2. 'Under the proposal, Lutherans would also accept the historic line of bishops within the Episcopal Church.'
  3. 'I fear the day when the laity selects the bishop of each diocese.'
  4. 'The understanding of the role of the bishop in a diocese involves seeing the bishop as representing Jesus Christ among the priests and people of his diocese.'
  5. 'The brothers' father was also an Anglican bishop of Low Church or Evangelical faith.'
  6. 'The archbishops and bishops of the Church were likewise to contribute soldiers, or an equivalent amount in money.'
  7. 'The most important leader in every large church was a bishop who supervised other clergy.'
  8. 'About 100 church members joined the bishop of Mississippi here for about an hour-long service here.'
  9. 'The local diocesan bishop is charged with enforcement of all these requirements.'
  10. 'In the end, the episcopate came to the United States through the nonjuring bishops of the Episcopal Church in Scotland.'
An African weaver bird, the male of which has red, orange, yellow, or black plumage.
  1. 'Such costs should influence the female's decision of where to start a breeding attempt and might explain why female red bishops do not show a preference for males with many nests.'
  2. 'The cuckoo was taken from the nest of a red bishop bird.'
A chess piece, typically with its top shaped like a mitre, that can move in any direction along a diagonal on which it stands. Each player starts the game with two bishops, one moving on white squares and the other on black.
  1. 'On the one hand, the pieces were easily distinguishable by easily recognisable symbols atop a pedestal - the King with a crown, the Queen with a coronet and the bishop by a mitre.'
  2. 'Each was set up on opposite ends of the board, with each player having two bishops and two rooks.'
  3. 'Every chess bishop moves on a diagonal, and none of those on black squares ever move to white squares (in the same game).'
  4. 'Unfortunately for White, his queen is overworked; it is the only piece guarding the bishops.'
  5. 'He therefore ignored the move, advancing a bishop across the board.'
  6. 'You may eventually notice that bishops stay on a single color, that pawns don't move very fast, or that the queen is feared by other pieces.'
  7. 'Then the two met in the seventh round and drew after 57 moves in an opposite-coloured bishop ending as both kept their title hopes alive.'
  8. 'Which of the following pieces is the most potent in a game of chess - the rook, the bishop the knight, the queen or the pawn?'
  9. 'Exchanging dark-squared bishops is of course a useful positional objective but will White have enough compensation?'
  10. 'Though black got a good attack on the queenside, Prakash defended well and came up with the right moves to win the game in a bishop and pawn ending in 51 moves.'
Mulled and spiced wine.
  1. 'Our guide handed out copies of a recipe for bishop, a kind of mulled wine popular in Victorian times at Christmas.'
  2. 'The 2005 Glaetzer Bishop is dense plum/purple in colour, with crushed black pepper, liquorice and anise on the nose.'

More definitions

1. a person who supervises a number of local churches or a diocese, being in the Greek, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other churches a member of the highest order of the ministry.

2. a spiritual supervisor, overseer, or the like.

3. Chess. one of two pieces of the same color that may be moved any unobstructed distance diagonally, one on white squares and the other on black.

4. a hot drink made of port wine, oranges, cloves, etc.

5. Also called bishop bird. any of several colorful Afric

More examples(as adjective)

"statements can be bishop."

"calls can be bishop."


Old English biscop, bisceop, based on Greek episkopos ‘overseer’, from epi ‘above’ + -skopos ‘-looking’.