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ref·e·ree

 (rĕf′ə-rē′)
n.
1. One to whom something is referred, especially for settlement, decision, or an opinion as to the thing's quality.
2. Sports & Games An official supervising the play; an umpire.
3. Law A person appointed by a court to assist a judge in the trying of a case or to hear certain types of cases.
v. ref·e·reed, ref·e·ree·ing, ref·e·rees
v.tr.
To judge as referee.
v.intr.
To act as referee.

referee

(ˌrɛfəˈriː)
n
1. a person to whom reference is made, esp for an opinion, information, or a decision
2. (General Sporting Terms) the umpire or judge in any of various sports, esp football and boxing, responsible for ensuring fair play according to the rules
3. a person who is willing to testify to the character or capabilities of someone
4. (Law) law See Official Referee
5. (Professions) law See Official Referee
vb, -ees, -eeing or -eed
6. (General Sporting Terms) to act as a referee (in); preside (over)
7. (Law) to act as a referee (in); preside (over)

ref•er•ee

(ˌrɛf əˈri)

n., v. -eed, -ee•ing. n.
1. a person to whom something is referred for decision or settlement.
2. a judge having functions fixed by the rules of a game or sport; umpire.
3. an authority who evaluates proposals for funding, scholarly papers for publication, etc.
4. Law. a person selected by a court to take testimony and recommend a decision.
v.t.
5. to preside over as referee.
v.i.
6. to act as referee.
[1605–15]
syn: See judge.

referee

a person who decides a matter when the parties to it are in conflict; an umpire or judge.
See also: Argumentation

umpire

referee

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.

1. 'umpire'

These games have an umpire or umpires:

badmintonbaseballcrickettable tennistennis
volleyball 
2. 'referee'

These games have a referee:

basketballbilliardsboxingfootballrugby football
snookerwrestling 

The official in charge of a hockey match is sometimes called an umpire and sometimes a referee.

referee


Past participle: refereed
Gerund: refereeing

Imperative
referee
referee
Present
I referee
you referee
he/she/it referees
we referee
you referee
they referee
Preterite
I refereed
you refereed
he/she/it refereed
we refereed
you refereed
they refereed
Present Continuous
I am refereeing
you are refereeing
he/she/it is refereeing
we are refereeing
you are refereeing
they are refereeing
Present Perfect
I have refereed
you have refereed
he/she/it has refereed
we have refereed
you have refereed
they have refereed
Past Continuous
I was refereeing
you were refereeing
he/she/it was refereeing
we were refereeing
you were refereeing
they were refereeing
Past Perfect
I had refereed
you had refereed
he/she/it had refereed
we had refereed
you had refereed
they had refereed
Future
I will referee
you will referee
he/she/it will referee
we will referee
you will referee
they will referee
Future Perfect
I will have refereed
you will have refereed
he/she/it will have refereed
we will have refereed
you will have refereed
they will have refereed
Future Continuous
I will be refereeing
you will be refereeing
he/she/it will be refereeing
we will be refereeing
you will be refereeing
they will be refereeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been refereeing
you have been refereeing
he/she/it has been refereeing
we have been refereeing
you have been refereeing
they have been refereeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been refereeing
you will have been refereeing
he/she/it will have been refereeing
we will have been refereeing
you will have been refereeing
they will have been refereeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been refereeing
you had been refereeing
he/she/it had been refereeing
we had been refereeing
you had been refereeing
they had been refereeing
Conditional
I would referee
you would referee
he/she/it would referee
we would referee
you would referee
they would referee
Past Conditional
I would have refereed
you would have refereed
he/she/it would have refereed
we would have refereed
you would have refereed
they would have refereed

referee

Arbiter who officiates the game and is also the time keeper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.referee - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair playreferee - (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
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"
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
Verb1.referee - be a referee or umpire in a sports competitionreferee - be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
judge - determine the result of (a competition)
2.referee - evaluate professionally a colleague's work
critique, review - appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"

referee

noun
1. umpire, judge, ref (informal), arbiter, arbitrator, adjudicator The referee stopped the fight.
verb
1. umpire, judge, mediate, adjudicate, arbitrate He has refereed in two World Cups.

referee

noun
A person, usually appointed, who decides the issues or results, or supervises the conduct, of a competition or conflict:
Sports: ref, ump.
verb
To make a decision about (a controversy or dispute, for example) after deliberation, as in a court of law:
Translations
حَكَمحَكَم على الشَّخْصِيَّه أثناء المُقابلاتيَحْكُم في مُباراه
съдия
rozhodčíručitelsoudcesoudcovat
dommerreferencedømme
erotuomarisovittelijasuosittelijavälimies
sportski sudacstručnjaksudacsutkinjavještak
ajánlóvezet
ábyrgîarmaîurdæmadómari
レフェリー
심판
pískaťrozhodovaťručiteľ
sodnik
domarereferens
กรรมการ
hakemhakemlik yapmaktavsiye mektubu yazan kimsebilirkişi
trọng tài

referee

[ˌrefəˈriː]
A. N
1. (in dispute, Sport) → árbitro/a m/f
2. (Brit) (for application, post) → avalista mf, persona f que avala
Pérez has named you as a refereePérez dice que usted está dispuesto a avalarle
3. [of learned paper] → evaluador(a) m/f
B. VT
1. [+ game] → dirigir, arbitrar en
2. [+ learned paper] → evaluar
C. VIarbitrar, hacer de árbitro

referee

[ˌrɛfəˈriː]
n
(SPORT)arbitre m
(British) (for job application)répondant(e) m/f
vtarbitrer

referee

n
(Ftbl, Rugby, fig) → Schiedsrichter(in) m(f); (Boxing) → Ringrichter(in) m(f); (Judo, Wrestling) → Kampfrichter(in) m(f)
(Jur) → Schiedsrichter(in) m(f)
(Brit: = person giving a reference) → Referenz f; to be a referee for somebodyjdm als Referenz dienen
vt (Sport, fig) → Schiedsrichter(in) sein bei; match also(als Schieds-/Ring-/Kampfrichter(in)) leiten; (Ftbl also) → pfeifen (inf)
vi (Sport, fig) → Schiedsrichter(in) sein, (den) Schiedsrichter/(die) Schiedsrichterin machen or spielen (inf); (Ftbl also) → pfeifen (inf); who’s going to referee?wer macht den Schiedsrichter?

referee

[ˌrɛfəˈriː]
1. n
a. (in dispute) (Sport) → arbitro (Tennis) → giudice m di gara
b. (Brit) (for job application) → referenza
to give sb as a referee → dare il nome di qn per referenze
to be referee for sb → scrivere una lettera di referenze per qn
2. vtarbitrare

refer

(rəˈfəː) past tense, past participle reˈferred verb
(with to).
1. to talk or write (about something); to mention. He doesn't like anyone referring to his wooden leg; I referred to your theories in my last book.
2. to relate to, concern, or apply to. My remarks refer to your last letter.
3. to send or pass on to someone else for discussion, information, a decision etc. The case was referred to a higher law-court; I'll refer you to the managing director.
4. to look for information (in something). If I'm not sure how to spell a word, I refer to a dictionary.
referee (refəˈriː) noun
1. a person who controls boxing, football etc matches, makes sure that the rules are not broken etc. The referee sent two of the players off the field.
2. a person who is willing to provide a note about one's character, ability etc, eg when one applies for new job.
verbpast tense, past participle ˌrefeˈreed
to act as a referee for a match. I've been asked to referee (a football match) on Saturday.
reference (ˈrefərəns) noun
1. (an) act of referring (to something); a mention (of something). He made several references to her latest book; With reference to your request for information, I regret to inform you that I am unable to help you.
2. a note about one's character, ability etc, eg when one applies for a new job. Our new secretary had excellent references from her previous employers.
3. an indication in a book, report etc, showing where one got one's information or where further information can be found.
reference book
a book which is not usually read from beginning to end but which is consulted occasionally for information, eg a dictionary or encyclopaedia.
reference library
a library of books to be looked at for information but not borrowed.

reference, noun, is spelt with -r-.
referred and referring are spelt with -rr-.

referee

حَكَم rozhodčí dommer Schiedsrichter διαιτητής árbitro erotuomari arbitre sportski sudac arbitro レフェリー 심판 scheidsrechter dommer sędzia árbitro судья domare กรรมการ hakem trọng tài 裁判员
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