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bishop is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of bishop in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… empowerment by anything Bishop Justin …”

meanings of bishop


  1. Alternative letter-case form of bishop, particularly as a title or term of address.
  2. An overseer of congregations: either any such overseer, generally speaking, or (in Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.) an official in the church hierarchy (actively or nominally) governing a diocese, supervising the church's priests, deacons, and property in its territory.
  3. Any watchman, inspector, or overlooker.
  4. A children's smock or pinafore.
  5. A sweet drink made from wine, usually with oranges, lemons, and sugar; mulled and spiced port.
  6. A similar official or chief priest in another religion.
  7. Any of various African birds of the genus Euplectes; a kind of weaverbird closely related to the widowbirds.
  8. The holder of the Greek or Roman position of episcopus, supervisor over the public dole of grain, etc.
  9. A bustle.
  10. The chess piece denoted ♗ or ♝ which moves along diagonal lines and developed from the shatranj alfil ("elephant") and was originally known as the aufil or archer in English.
  11. A chief of the Festival of Fools or St. Nicholas Day.
  12. A ladybug or ladybird, beetles of the family Coccinellidae.


  1. A city in Inyo County, California; named for nearby Bishop Creek, itself named for early settler Samuel Addison Bishop.
  2. An unincorporated community in Maryland.
  3. A ghost town in Washington; named for two early settlers.
  4. A self-propelled 25-pounder vehicle produced by the United Kingdom during World War II, so called from a supposed resemblance to a bishop's miter.
  5. A city in Texas; named for landowner F. Z. Bishop.
  6. An unincorporated community in Virginia and West Virginia.
  7. An English occupational surname​.
  8. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  9. A town in Georgia; named for local landowner W. H. Bishop.
  10. A locale in the United States.
  11. An unincorporated community in Illinois; named for landowner Henry Bishop.


  1. To permit food (especially milk) to burn while cooking (from bishops' role in the inquisition or as mentioned in the quotation below, of horses).
  2. To murder by drowning.
  3. To make a bishop.
  4. To confirm (in its other senses).
  5. To act as a bishop, to perform the duties of a bishop, especially to confirm another's membership in the church.
  6. To make a horse seem younger, particularly by manipulation of its teeth.
  7. To provide with bishops.

bishop frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bishop occurs in english on average 11.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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