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English noun: bishop

1. bishop (person) 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


Broader (hypernym)priest


Narrower (hyponym)archbishop, cardinal, diocesan, eparch, exarch, exarch, primus, suffragan, suffragan bishop, vicar apostolic


Instance hyponymAmbrose, Berkeley, Bishop Berkeley, Bishop Ulfila, Bishop Ulfilas, Bishop Wulfila, Eusebius, Eusebius of Caesarea, George Berkeley, Ignatius, Martin, Nicholas, Saint Ambrose, Saint Ignatius, Saint Nicholas, St. Ambrose, St. Ignatius, St. Martin, St. Nicholas, Ulfila, Ulfilas, Wulfila


Domain categoryAnglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England, Church of Rome, Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

2. bishop (food) port wine mulled with oranges and cloves


Broader (hypernym)mulled wine

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


Broader (hypernym)chess piece, chessman


Domain categorychess, chess game









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