Meaning of “pope” in the English Dictionary

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"pope" in British English

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popenoun [ C ]

uk /pəʊp/ us /poʊp/

(the title of) the leader of the Roman Catholic Church:

Pope John Paul II

More examples

  • The Pope has visited South America this year.
  • The Pope has recently returned to the Vatican.
  • The election of a new Pope is a lengthy procedure.
  • The Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic church.
  • a pilgrimage to see the Pope

(Definition of “pope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pope" in American English

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popenoun [ C/U ]

us /poʊp/

the leader of the Roman Catholic Church:

[ U ] Pope John Paul II

(Definition of “pope” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)