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Umpire vs. Referee

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Umpirenoun

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

Refereenoun

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

‘The referee kicked Jim out of the game for fighting.’;

Umpirenoun

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

Refereenoun

A person who settles a dispute.

Umpirenoun

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

‘The umpire called the pitch a strike.’;

Refereenoun

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

‘Your application, along with letters from three referees, should be received by January 31.’;

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Umpirenoun

(American football) 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.’;

Refereenoun

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

Umpirenoun

(Australian rules football) 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.

Refereeverb

To act as a referee.

‘He has to referee three hockey games this weekend.’; ‘She has to finish refereeing an article for Nature.’;

Umpirenoun

(legal) A person who arbitrates between contending parties.

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.

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Umpirenoun

(curling) The official who presides over a curling game.

Refereenoun

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

Umpireverb

To act as an umpire in a game.

Refereenoun

someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

Umpireverb

(transitive) To decide as an umpire; to arbitrate; to settle (a dispute, etc.).

Refereenoun

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

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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.

‘A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a skillful umpire between himself and others.’;

Refereeverb

be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Umpirenoun

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

Refereeverb

evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Umpireverb

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

‘Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest between them, and to decide where the right lies.’;

Referee

A referee is an official, in a variety of sports and competition, responsible for enforcing the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. The official tasked with this job may be known by a variety of other titles depending on the sport, including umpire, judge, arbiter (chess), commissaire, or technical official (by the International Olympic Committee).

Umpireverb

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

Umpireverb

To act as umpire or arbitrator.

Umpirenoun

an official at a baseball game

Umpireverb

be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Umpirenoun

(in some sports) an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.

Umpirenoun

a person chosen to arbitrate between contending parties.

Umpireverb

act as an umpire in a game or match

‘he could be seen regularly umpiring for the club’; ‘he umpired the World Cup final’;

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