Archbishop vs. Bishop

Archbishop vs. Bishop — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Archbishop and Bishop

Archbishopnoun

A bishop of the highest rank, heading an archdiocese or province.

Bishopnoun

A high-ranking Christian cleric, in modern churches usually in charge of a diocese and in some churches regarded as having received the highest ordination in unbroken succession from the apostles.

Archbishopnoun

A senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province (in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, etc.)

Bishopnoun

Abbr. B(Games) A usually miter-shaped chess piece that can move diagonally across any number of unoccupied spaces.

Archbishopnoun

a bishop of highest rank

Bishopnoun

Mulled port spiced with oranges, sugar, and cloves.

Bishopnoun

(Christianity) 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.

Bishopnoun

A similar official or chief priest in another religion.

Bishopnoun

(obsolete) Any watchman, inspector, or overlooker.

Bishopnoun

(obsolete) The holder of the Greek or Roman position of episcopus, supervisor over the public dole of grain, etc.

Bishopnoun

The chief of the Festival of Fools or St. Nicholas Day.

Bishopnoun

(chess) 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.

Bishopnoun

Any of various African birds of the genus Euplectes; a kind of weaverbird closely related to the widowbirds.

Bishopnoun

(dialectal) A ladybug or ladybird, beetles of the family Coccinellidae.

Bishopnoun

(alcoholic beverages‎) A sweet drink made from wine, usually with oranges, lemons, and sugar; mulled and spiced port.

Bishopnoun

A bustle.

Bishopnoun

A children's smock or pinafore.

Bishopverb

(Christianity) To act as a bishop, to perform the duties of a bishop, especially to confirm another's membership in the church.

Bishopverb

To confirm (in its other senses).

Bishopverb

(Christianity) To make a bishop.

Bishopverb

To provide with bishops.

Bishopverb

To permit food (especially milk) to burn while cooking (from bishops' role in the inquisition or as mentioned in the quotation below, of horses).

Bishopverb

To make a horse seem younger, particularly by manipulation of its teeth.

Bishopverb

To murder by drowning.

Bishopnoun

a clergyman 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

Bishopnoun

port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

Bishopnoun

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