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n., v. -eed, -ee•ing. n.
An umpire or referee is an official whose job is to make sure that a game is played fairly and that the rules are not broken.
These games have an umpire or umpires:
These games have a referee:
The official in charge of a hockey match is sometimes called an umpire and sometimes a referee.
Past participle: refereed
|Noun||1.||referee - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play|
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
|2.||referee - someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication|
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
scanner - someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables
|3.||referee - an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
|Verb||1.||referee - be a referee or umpire in a sports competition|
judge - determine the result of (a competition)
|2.||referee - evaluate professionally a colleague's work|
Pérez has named you as a referee → Pérez dice que usted está dispuesto a avalarle
refer(rəˈfəː) – past tense, past participle reˈferred – verb
referred and referring are spelt with -rr-.