from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church The bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church on earth.
- n. Eastern Orthodox Church The patriarch of Alexandria.
- n. The Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
- n. The male head of some non-Christian religions: the Taoist pope.
- n. A person considered to have unquestioned authority: the pope of surrealism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The bishop of Rome; the head of the Roman Catholic church.
- n. The head of any religion.
- n. The Bishop or Patriarch of Alexandria.
- n. A small Eurasian freshwater fish, Gymnocephalus cernua.
- n. Any of various birds having reddish plumage on the breast, especially the bullfinch.
- n. An Eastern Orthodox priest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
- n. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
- n. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
- n. A fish; the ruff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church and hierarchy.
- n. The patriarch of Alexandria.
- n. A priest in the Greek or Russian Church.
- n. The head of any church or ecclesiastical system.
- n. The blacktail, a fish: same as ruff.
- n. The bullfinch.
- n. The red-backed shrike, Lanius collurio.
- n. The puffin, Fratercula arctica. Montagu.
- n. The painted finch, or nonpareil. See cut under Passcrina.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the head of the Roman Catholic Church
- n. English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
Middle English, from Old English pāpa, from Late Latin, from Latin, father (title of bishops), from Greek pappās; see papa in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English pāpa, from Medieval Latin papa, from Ancient Greek παπάς (papás), variant of πάππας (páppas, "daddy, papa"). (Wiktionary)
From Old Church Slavonic попъ (whence Russian поп (pop)}}, Polish pop), from Gothic 𐍀𐌰𐍀𐌰 ("priest"), from Byzantine Greek as etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)