(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 know (if the referee made the right call), they have a tough job. It's not easy to be a ref out there.
A referee gets on television, his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game.
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?
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.
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Translations for referee
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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