What does umpire mean?

Definitions for umpire
ˈʌm paɪərum·pire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. umpire, umpnoun

    an official at a baseball game

  2. arbiter, arbitrator, umpireverb

    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"

  3. referee, umpireverb

    be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Wiktionary

  1. umpirenoun

    The official who presides over a tennis game sat on a high chair.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  2. umpirenoun

    One of the two white-coated officials who preside over a cricket match.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  3. umpirenoun

    One of usually 4 officials who preside over a baseball game.

    The umpire called the pitch a strike.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  4. umpirenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  5. umpirenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  6. umpirenoun

    A person who arbitrates between contending parties

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

  7. umpireverb

    To act as an umpire in a game.

    Etymology: From a misconstruction of noumpere, from nonper, from non + per, from par

Webster Dictionary

  1. Umpirenoun

    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

  2. Umpirenoun

    a third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement

  3. Umpireverb

    to decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute

  4. Umpireverb

    to perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game

  5. Umpireverb

    to act as umpire or arbitrator

Freebase

  1. Umpire

    In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions. The term is often shortened to the colloquial form ump. They are also sometimes addressed as blue at lower levels due to the common color of the uniform worn by umpires. In professional baseball, the term "blue" is seldom used by players or managers, who instead call the umpire by his actual name in order to show respect. Although games were often officiated by a sole umpire in the formative years of the sport, since the turn of the 20th century officiating has been commonly divided among several umpires, who form the umpiring crew.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Umpire

    um′pīr, n. a third person called in to decide a dispute: an arbitrator.—v.i. to act as umpire.—v.t. to decide as umpire.—ns. Um′pirage, Um′pireship. [For numpire; M. E. nompere—O. Fr. nompairnon, not, pair, a peer. From the sense of 'unequal,' 'odd,' the meaning passes to an odd man, an arbitrator, a third party, who gives his casting vote.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. UMPIRE

    No jeweler, but a high authority on diamonds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of umpire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of umpire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of umpire in a Sentence

  1. Andy Murray:

    I had no idea about either of the warnings because you can't hear anything on the court, so I'm surprised( the umpire) could hear what I was saying.

  2. Bill Cassidy:

    You have to have an umpire, even if the umpire occasionally gets it wrong, because otherwise you are only accepting analysis by people with motivations define certain answers, and so I am very reluctant to disregard what the CBO score is.

  3. Todd McLemoretold:

    Apparently, some spectators were very vocal towards the umpire calls in favor of Blue Ridge and it just got louder and louder. kingsport TN MMA, wait a minute I mean softball.

  4. Nick Kyrgios:

    He called game. My opponent challenged once the umpire called game. I just thought that wasn't right.

  5. Stefanos Tsitsipas:

    The chair umpire was very incorrect in what he was telling me during the match, i dont know what this chair umpire has in specific against my team, but hes been complaining and telling me that my team talks all of the time when Im out on the court playing. Hes very I dont know. I believe hes not right, because I never hear anything of what my team says from the outside.

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