Definitions for judgedʒʌdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

judgedʒʌdʒ(n.; v.)judged, judg•ing.

  1. (n.)a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law.

    Category: Law

  2. a person appointed to decide in a contest or matter at issue.

  3. a person qualified to pass critical judgment:

    a good judge of horses.

  4. an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul.

    Category: Bible

  5. (v.t.)to pass legal judgment on:

    The court judged him not guilty.

  6. to hear evidence or legal arguments in (a case) in order to pass judgment; try.

  7. to form a judgment or opinion of:

    to judge a book by its cover.

  8. to decide or settle authoritatively:

    The censor judged the book obscene.

  9. to infer, think, or hold as an opinion.

  10. to make a careful guess about; estimate:

    I judged the distance to be about two miles.

  11. to act as a judge in (a contest or competition).

  12. (of the ancient Hebrew judges) to govern.

    Category: Bible

  13. (v.i.)to act as a judge; pass judgment.

  14. to form an opinion or estimate.

Origin of judge:

1175–1225; (n.) ME juge < OF < L jūdicem, acc. of jūdex=jūs law, right +-dex (see index ); (v.) ME jugen < OF jugier < L jūdicāre, der. of jūdex

judge′ship(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. judge, justice, jurist(noun)

    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

  2. evaluator, judge(verb)

    an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality

  3. judge(verb)

    determine the result of (a competition)

  4. evaluate, pass judgment, judge(verb)

    form a critical opinion of

    "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

  5. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge(verb)

    judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

    "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"

  6. pronounce, label, judge(verb)

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

  7. judge, adjudicate, try(verb)

    put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

    "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. judge(verb)ʒʌdʒ

    to consider sth and form an opinion

    The building was judged to be unsafe.; a company judged on the quality of its service; Judging from the look on her face, she didn't know anything about it.

  2. judgeʒʌdʒ

    to guess

    I judged the distance to be about 12 feet.; It's hard to judge when it might end.

  3. judgeʒʌdʒ

    to decide who wins a competition

    Essays will be judged on creativity and content.; The Russian dancer was judged the winner.

  4. judgeʒʌdʒ

    to express an opinion about the quality of sb's character

    You have no right to judge me.

  5. judgeʒʌdʒ

    to make a decision in a legal case

    to judge sb guilty/not guilty

  6. judgeʒʌdʒ

    used to warn that sth or sb is not always what it appears to be

  7. judge(noun)ʒʌdʒ

    sb whose job is to sentence criminals and make decisions about legal cases

    a court judge; Judge Jackson; The judge sentenced her to two years.

  8. judgeʒʌdʒ

    sb who decides who the winner of a competition is

    The judges gave her nine out of ten.

  9. judgeʒʌdʒ

    sb who makes a judgment

    He's a good judge of character.

Wiktionary

  1. judge(Noun)

    A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.

  2. judge(Noun)

    A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.

  3. judge(Noun)

    A person officiating at a sports or similar event.

    At a boxing match the decision of the judges is final.

  4. judge(Noun)

    A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.

    He is a good judge of wine.

  5. judge(Verb)

    To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.

    A higher power will judge you after you are dead.

  6. judge(Verb)

    To sit in judgment, to act as judge.

    Justices in this country judge without appeal.

  7. judge(Verb)

    To form an opinion on.

    I judge a manu2019s character by the cut of his suit.

  8. judge(Verb)

    To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.

    We cannot both be right: you must judge between us.

  9. judge(Verb)

    To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.

    I judge it safe to leave the house once again.

  10. judge(Verb)

    To form an opinion; to infer.

    I judge from the sky that it might rain later.

  11. judge(Verb)

    To criticize or label another person or thing.

  12. Origin: From juge, juger, ultimately from iudico, from iudicem, from iudex, from ius + dicus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judge(verb)

    a public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose

  2. Judge(verb)

    one who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic

  3. Judge(verb)

    a person appointed to decide in a/trial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race

  4. Judge(verb)

    one of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years

  5. Judge(verb)

    the title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges

  6. Judge(adj)

    to hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence

  7. Judge(adj)

    to assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3

  8. Judge(verb)

    to compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about

  9. Judge(verb)

    to hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties

  10. Judge(verb)

    to examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom

  11. Judge(verb)

    to arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward

  12. Judge(verb)

    to determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon

  13. Judge(verb)

    to exercise the functions of a magistrate over; to govern

Freebase

  1. Judge

    A judge is an official who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as part of a panel of judges. The powers, functions, method of appointment, discipline, and training of judges vary widely across different jurisdictions. The judge is supposed to conduct the trial impartially and in an open court. The judge hears all the witnesses and any other evidence presented by the parties of the case, assesses the credibility and arguments of the parties, and then issues a ruling on the matter at hand based on his or her interpretation of the law and his or her own personal judgment. In some jurisdictions, the judge's powers may be shared with a jury. In inquisitorial systems of criminal investigation, a judge might also be an examining magistrate.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. judge

    1. A man with ankylosis of the ego, who is jealous of the stenographer for sufficient reasons. 2. One who learns law from lawyers and is excluded from the game, getting his in honors.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JUDGE

    One who sits on a bench in a court, frames sentences and finishes crooks for a living, and swears continually.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2282

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3227

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judge' in Nouns Frequency: #665

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'judge' in Verbs Frequency: #416


Translations for judge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

judge(noun)

a public officer who hears and decides cases in a law court

The judge asked if the jury had reached a verdict.

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