Definitions for umpireˈʌm paɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
um•pireˈʌm paɪər(n.; v.)-pired, -pir•ing.
(n.)a person selected to rule on the plays in a game.
one selected to settle disputes about rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their differences.
(v.t.)to act as umpire in (a game).
to decide or settle (a dispute) as umpire; arbitrate.
(v.i.)to act as umpire.
Origin of umpire:
1350–1400; ME umpere, var. of noumpere < OF nomper, nonper arbiter, i.e., one not equal
an official at a baseball game
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"
be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an official in baseball who makes sure the rules are followed
The umpire said he was out.
The official who presides over a tennis game sat on a high chair.
One of the two white-coated officials who preside over a cricket match.
One of usually 4 officials who preside over a baseball game.
The umpire called the pitch a strike.
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.
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.
A person who arbitrates between contending parties
To act as an umpire in a game.
Origin: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par
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
a third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement
to decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute
to perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game
to act as umpire or arbitrator
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
No jeweler, but a high authority on diamonds.
Translations for umpire
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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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