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n., v. -pired, -pir•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: umpired
|Noun||1.||umpire - an official at a baseball game |
official - someone who administers the rules of a game or sport; "the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling"
|2.||umpire - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"|
third party - someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction
|Verb||1.||umpire - be a referee or umpire in a sports competition|
judge - determine the result of (a competition)