Definitions for umpireˈʌm paɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

um•pireˈʌm paɪər(n.; v.)-pired, -pir•ing.

  1. (n.)a person selected to rule on the plays in a game.

    Category: Sport

  2. one selected to settle disputes about rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their differences.

    Category: Sport

  3. (v.t.)to act as umpire in (a game).

    Category: Sport

  4. to decide or settle (a dispute) as umpire; arbitrate.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.i.)to act as umpire.

    Category: Sport

Origin of umpire:

1350–1400; ME umpere, var. of noumpere < OF nomper, nonper arbiter, i.e., one not equal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umpire, ump(noun)

    an official at a baseball game

  2. arbiter, arbitrator, umpire(verb)

    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"

  3. referee, umpire(verb)

    be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. umpire(noun)ˈʌm paɪər

    an official in baseball who makes sure the rules are followed

    The umpire said he was out.

Wiktionary

  1. umpire(Noun)

    The official who presides over a tennis game sat on a high chair.

  2. umpire(Noun)

    One of the two white-coated officials who preside over a cricket match.

  3. umpire(Noun)

    One of usually 4 officials who preside over a baseball game.

    The umpire called the pitch a strike.

  4. umpire(Noun)

    The official who stands behind the line on the defensive side.

    The umpire must keep on his toes as the play often occurs around him.

  5. umpire(Noun)

    A match official on the ground deciding and enforcing the rules during play. As of 2007 the Australian Football League uses 3, or in the past 2 or just 1. The other officials, the goal umpires and boundary umpires, are normally not called just umpires alone.

  6. umpire(Noun)

    A person who arbitrates between contending parties

  7. umpire(Verb)

    To act as an umpire in a game.

  8. Origin: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umpire(noun)

    a person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed

  2. Umpire(noun)

    a third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement

  3. Umpire(verb)

    to decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute

  4. Umpire(verb)

    to perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game

  5. Umpire(verb)

    to act as umpire or arbitrator

Freebase

  1. Umpire

    In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions. The term is often shortened to the colloquial form ump. They are also sometimes addressed as blue at lower levels due to the common color of the uniform worn by umpires. In professional baseball, the term "blue" is seldom used by players or managers, who instead call the umpire by his actual name in order to show respect. Although games were often officiated by a sole umpire in the formative years of the sport, since the turn of the 20th century officiating has been commonly divided among several umpires, who form the umpiring crew.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. UMPIRE

    No jeweler, but a high authority on diamonds.


Translations for umpire

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

umpire(noun)

in cricket, tennis etc, a person who supervises a game, makes sure that it is played according to the rules, and decides doubtful points

Tennis players usually have to accept the umpire's decision.

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