• Bishop Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
  2. (v. t.) To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
  3. (n.) An old name for a womans bustle.
  4. (n.) A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
  5. (n.) 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.
  6. (v. t.) To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
  7. (n.) A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishops miter; -- formerly called archer.
  8. (n.) In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.

• Bishopdom Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Jurisdiction of a bishop; episcopate.

• Bishoping Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop
  2. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bishop