A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
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.
In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
A piece used in the game of chess, bearing a representation of a bishop's miter; -- formerly called archer.
A beverage, being a mixture of wine, oranges or lemons, and sugar.
An old name for a woman's bustle.
To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
To make seem younger, by operating on the teeth; as, to bishop an old horse or his teeth.
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard. Pope John Paul II
The African American's relationship to Africa has long been ambivalent, at least since the early nineteenth century, when 3,000 black men crowded into Bishop Richard Allen's African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia to protest noisily a plan to recolonize free blacks in Africa. Henry Louis Gates