What does Judge mean?

Definitions for Judge

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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"


  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 man's 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

  14. Origin: [OE. jugen, OF. jugier, F. juger, L. judicare, fr. judex judge; jus law or right + dicare to proclaim, pronounce, akin to dicere to say. See Just, a., and Diction, and cf. Judicial.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Judge

    juj, v.i. to point out or declare what is just or law: to hear and decide: to pass sentence: to compare facts to determine the truth: to form or pass an opinion: to distinguish.—v.t. to hear and determine authoritatively: to sentence: to decide the merits of: to be censorious towards: to consider: (B.) to condemn.—n. one who judges: a civil officer who hears and settles any cause: an arbitrator: one who can decide upon the merit of anything: in Jewish history, a supreme magistrate having civil and military powers: (pl.) title of 7th book of the Old Testament.—ns. Judge′ship, the office of a judge; Judg′ment, act of judging: the comparing of ideas to elicit truth: faculty by which this is done, the reason: opinion formed: taste: sentence: condemnation: doom; Judg′ment-day, the day on which God will pronounce final judgment on mankind; Judg′ment-debt, a debt evidenced by legal record; Judg′ment-hall, a hall where a court of justice meets; Judg′ment-seat, seat or bench in a court from which judgment is pronounced. [Fr. juger—L. judicārejus, law, dicĕre, to declare.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. judge

    To create or form an opinion.

    To judge the dancing they had to be very fair and just.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  

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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

How to pronounce Judge?

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How to say Judge in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Judge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Judge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Judge in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Njoroge:

    That's for you to judge.

  2. Alesia Adams:

    It's not the judge's fault.

  3. James Comey:

    I'm not prepared to judge it.

  4. David Vitter:

    I have no way to judge motive.

  5. Keith Adams:

    The judge flew off the handle.

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