What does referee mean?

Definitions for referee
ˌrɛf əˈriref·er·ee

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. referee, ref(noun)

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

  2. reviewer, referee, reader(noun)

    someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

  3. referee(verb)

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

  4. referee, umpire(verb)

    be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

  5. referee, peer review(verb)

    evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Wiktionary

  1. referee(Noun)

    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. referee(Noun)

    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. referee(Noun)

    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. referee(Noun)

    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. referee(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Referee(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce referee?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say referee in sign language?

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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. Steven Baffico:

    It's a very difficult market right now. Clearly, anything perceived as a risk asset is being sold down, the bigger issue... what, in my mind, is driving all this selloff is that markets are losing confidence in central banks' ability to act as an effective referee.

  2. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

  3. President Trump:

    Mike Tomlin 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.

  4. Antoine Roussel 10:41:

    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.

  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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • hakem, bilirkişiTurkish
  • рефері, арбітр, суддяUkrainian
  • trọng tàiVietnamese

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