/ˈbıʃəp/ noun, pl -ops [count]
1 : an official in some Christian religions who is ranked higher than a priest and who is usually in charge of church matters in a specific geographical area

Roman Catholic bishops

the Bishop of New York

2 : a piece in the game of chess that moves across the board at an angle

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  • bish — bish·a·rin; bish·op·dom; bish·oped; bish·op·ess; bish·op·less; bish·op·ric; bish·op s cap; bob·bish; club·bish; cub·bish; fur·bish; fur·bish·er; ka·shou·bish; knob·bish; mob·bish; po·la·bish; re·fur·bish·ment; rub·bish·ing; rub·bish·ly;… …   English syllables

  • Bish — Bish, n. Same as {Bikh}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bish — (spr. bisch), s. Aconitum …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bish|op — «BIHSH uhp», noun, verb, oped, op|ing. –n. 1. a clergyman of high rank who is the head of a church district or diocese: »No Bishop, no King (attributed to James I of England). 2. a spiritual overseer; an officer of the early Christian church:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bish — Recorded as Bush, Bushe, Busk, Buske, Bish, Bishe and Byshe, this is a surname of English origins. It is not only one of the earliest of all recorded surnames in the Old World, it is also one of the very first in the New , with John Bush, being… …   Surnames reference

  • bish — noun /bɪʃ/ A mistake …   Wiktionary

  • bish — bitch …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand

  • bish — noun Brit. informal, dated a mistake or blunder. Origin 1930s: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • bish — n. sl. a mistake. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. uncert …   Useful english dictionary

  • bish|op's-cap — «BIHSH uhps KAP», noun. a plant of the saxifrage family whose seed capsule suggests a bishop s miter; miterwort …   Useful english dictionary

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