Pope(pp), n. [AS. ppa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.] 1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] Foxe.
2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
(Zol.) A fish; the ruff.
Pope Joan, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments. --
Pope's eye, the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep.
R. D. Blackmore. --
Pope's nose, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium. --
to be more Catholic than the Pope to adhere more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine; -- usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Wed 12th December 2018