Search Result for "umpire":
1. an official at a baseball game;
[syn: umpire, ump]
2. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue;
- Example: "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"
- Example: "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"
- Example: "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
[syn: arbiter, arbitrator, umpire]
1. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition;
[syn: referee, umpire]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Umpire \Um"pire\, n. [OE. nompere, nounpere (also impier, fr. F. impair uneven), fr. OF. nomper uneven, F. non-pair; hence the meaning, uneven, i. e., third person; non not + OF. per even, equal, peer, F. pair; cf. L. impar uneven, unequal. See Non-, and Peer, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a skillful umpire between himself and others. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] Syn: Judge; arbitrator; referee. See Judge. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Umpire \Um"pire\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Umpired; p. pr. & vb. n. Umpiring.] 1. To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute. [1913 Webster] Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest between them, and to decide where the right lies. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Umpire \Um"pire\, v. i. To act as umpire or arbitrator. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Umpire, AR Zip code(s): 71971Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "umpire": JP, Justice, act between, adjudge, adjudicate, adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrate, arbitrator, bargain, bencher, critic, go between, hear, his honor, his lordship, his worship, hold court, hold the scales, impartial arbitrator, indicator, intercede, intermediate, interpose, intervene, judge, judger, justice, magistrate, make terms, mediate, meet halfway, moderate, moderator, negotiate, official, officiate, referee, represent, sit in judgment, step in, third party, treat with, try, ump, unbiased observer