(sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
reviewer, referee, reader(noun)
someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
referee, peer review(verb)
evaluate professionally a colleague's work
An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game
A person who settles a dispute
A person who writes a letter of reference or provides a reference by phone call for someone
An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published
To act as a referee.
Origin: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.
one to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it
A referee is the person of authority, in a variety of sports, who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on the fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. The official tasked with this job may be known, in addition to referee, by a variety of other titles as well, including umpire, judge, arbiter, arbitrator, linesman, commissaire, timekeeper, touch judge or Technical Official.
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Rank popularity for the word 'referee' in Nouns Frequency: #2373
The numerical value of referee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of referee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A happy referee is a good referee, and I wasn't happy.
I don’t understand, it appears there’s a different soccer in South America, the referee said ‘This is (Latin) America, kids’, yet we’re from here.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager, he has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on The Chelsea doctor and the physio.
The assistant said it was no goal, but the referee had the courage to give the goal, he took the responsibility and he was right i have to hand him my compliments. It's difficult to judge on the pitch, in a split second.
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- dommer, dømmeDanish
- Schiedsrichter, schiedsrichtern, Schiedsrichterin, Lektor, RezensentGerman
- διαιτητής, εισηγητήςGreek
- arbitrar, árbitro, réferi, revisorSpanish
- arvioida, sovitella, tuomaroida, sovittelija, erotuomari, tuomita, suosittelija, välimies, suositella, arvioijaFinnish
- rèitearScottish Gaelic
- レフェリー, 審判Japanese
- 중재인, 심판, 신원보증인, 審判, 심사원Korean
- ArbitterLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- судија, вештак, суди, препорачателMacedonian
- wasit, pengadilMalay
- arbiter, scheidsrechterDutch
- arbitrar, juiz, árbitroPortuguese
- поручительница, судья, ампайр, рефери, арбитр, рецензент, поручительRussian
- sutkinja, sudac, стручњак, судац, судија, вештак, stručnjak, sudija, veštak, vještak, суткиња, вјештакSerbo-Croatian
- domare, döma, skiljedomare, referensSwedish
- hakem, bilirkişiTurkish
- рефері, арбітр, суддяUkrainian
- trọng tàiVietnamese
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