The Christian religious leader who oversees the priests in your parish is an example of a bishop.
A piece in chess that you have two of when you start the game and that moves along the diagonal is an example of a bishop.
The bishop is confined to squares of a single color.
Origin of bishop
- Middle English from Old English bisceope from Vulgar Latin ebiscopus from Late Latin episcopus from Late Greek episkopos from Greek overseer epi- epi- skopos watcher spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bishop, from Old English biscop (“bishop”), from Vulgar Latin *biscopus, from Latin episcopus (“overseer, supervisor”), from Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos, “overseer”), from ἐπί (epi, “over”) + σκοπέω (skopeō, “I examine”). Cognate with West Frisian biskop (“bishop”), Dutch bisschop (“bishop”), German Bischof (“bishop”), Swedish biskop (“bishop”), Norwegian biskop (“bishop”), Icelandic biskup (“bishop”), Gothic [script?] (aipiskaupus, “bishop”).
- From the surname of the person who first practised it.