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Definition of "umpire" []

  • Sports A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball. (noun)
  • A person appointed to settle a dispute that mediators have been unable to resolve; an arbitrator. See Synonyms at judge. (noun)
  • To act as referee for; rule or judge. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or act as a referee or an arbitrator. (verb-intransitive)
  • An official who rules on the playing of a game, as in cricket or baseball (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who rules on or judges disputes between contesting parties (noun)
  • To act as umpire in (a game, dispute, or controversy) (verb)

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Use "umpire" in a sentence
  • "Careless says: devoman: Alan, The first umpire believes he can call an objective reality; the second umpire is aware that perception is involved."
  • "The first umpire believes he can call an objective reality; the second umpire is aware that perception is involved."
  • "McKay said he thinks the decision to reposition the umpire from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive backfield, a move made for safety reasons, has not affected the mechanics of play during games."