1a senior member of the Christian clergy, typically in charge of a diocese and empowered to confer holy orders.
2 (also bishop bird) an African weaverbird, the male of which has red, orange, yellow, or black plumage.
Genus Euplectes, family Ploceidae: several species, including the red bishop (E. orix), which has scarlet plumage with a black face and underparts
3a chess piece, typically with its top shaped like a miter, that can move in any direction along a diagonal on which it stands. Each player starts the game with two bishops, one moving on white squares and the other on black.
4mulled and spiced wine.
Old Englishbiscop, bisceop, based on Greek episkopos 'overseer', from epi 'above' + -skopos '-looking'