What does referee mean?

Definitions for referee
ˌrɛf əˈriref·er·ee

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word referee.

Wiktionary

  1. refereenoun

    An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game

    Etymology: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.

  2. refereenoun

    A person who settles a dispute

    Etymology: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.

  3. refereenoun

    A person who writes a letter of reference or provides a reference by phone call for someone

    Etymology: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.

  4. refereenoun

    An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published

    Etymology: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.

  5. refereeverb

    To act as a referee.

    Etymology: from past participle of referer, from refero; as if , that is, the person to whom something is referred for consideration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. referee, refnoun

    (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

  2. reviewer, referee, readernoun

    someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

  3. refereeverb

    an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

  4. referee, umpireverb

    be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

  5. referee, peer reviewverb

    evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refereenoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Referee

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'referee' in Nouns Frequency: #2373

How to pronounce referee?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of referee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of referee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of referee in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    You know, the NFL ratings are down massively, massively, a referee gets on television, his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game.

  2. Alan Goldberger:

    That doesn't have any credibility, and (Watts) is not happy about being falsely accused. he did not make any racial epithets, and beyond that ... if the referee made the remarks that that's somehow justification that you can assault him?

  3. Bill Cosby:

    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.

  4. Sergio Aguero:

    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.

  5. Professor Kennedy:

    The first time you step foot in a federal courtroom should n’t be as a referee. Those lawyers are experienced and sharp and they will tear you up, part of fairness is knowing the rules.

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Translations for referee

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  • حكمArabic
  • съдияBulgarian
  • rozhodčíCzech
  • dommer, dømmeDanish
  • Schiedsrichter, schiedsrichtern, Schiedsrichterin, Lektor, RezensentGerman
  • διαιτητής, εισηγητήςGreek
  • arbitrar, árbitro, réferi, revisorSpanish
  • epaileBasque
  • arvioida, sovitella, tuomaroida, sovittelija, erotuomari, tuomita, suosittelija, välimies, suositella, arvioijaFinnish
  • arbitreFrench
  • rèitearScottish Gaelic
  • bíróHungarian
  • arbitroItalian
  • レフェリー, 審判Japanese
  • 중재인, 심판, 신원보증인, 審判, 심사원Korean
  • ArbitterLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • судија, вештак, суди, препорачателMacedonian
  • wasit, pengadilMalay
  • arbiter, scheidsrechterDutch
  • sędziaPolish
  • 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
  • రిఫరీTelugu
  • hakem, bilirkişiTurkish
  • рефері, арбітр, суддяUkrainian
  • trọng tàiVietnamese

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