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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun umpire has 2 senses

Verb umpire has 1 sense


umpiren. [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.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.
umpirev. t. 
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game.  [1913 Webster]
umpirev. i. 
     To act as umpire or arbitrator.  [1913 Webster]


umpire, n. & v.
1 a person chosen to enforce the rules and settle disputes in various sports.
2 a person chosen to arbitrate between disputants, or to see fair play.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by for, in, etc.) act as umpire.
2 tr. act as umpire in (a game etc.).

umpirage n. umpireship n.
ME, later form of noumpere f. OF nonper not equal (as NON-, PEER(2)): for loss of n- cf. ADDER



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




N mediation, mediatorship, mediatization, intervention, interposition, interference, intermeddling, intercession, arbitration, flag of truce, good offices, peace offering, parley, negotiation, diplomatics, diplomacy, compromise, mediator, arbitrator, intercessor, peacemaker, makepeace, negotiator, go-between, diplomatist, moderator, propitiator, umpire, mediatory.


N judge, justice, justiciar, justiciary, chancellor, justice of assize, judge of assize, recorder, common sergeant, puisne judge, assistant judge, county court judge, conservator of the peace, justice of the peace, J, P, court, magistrate, police magistrate, beak, his worship, his honor, his lordship, jury, twelve men in a box, Lord Chancellor, Lord Justice, Master of the Rolls, Vice Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice, Chief Baron, Mr, Justice, Associate Justice, Chief Justice, Baron, Baron of the Exchequer, jurat, assessor, arbiter, arbitrator, umpire, referee, referendary, revising barrister, domesman, censor, barmaster, ephor, grand juror, grand juryman, juryman, talesman, archon, tribune, praetor, syndic, podesta, mollah, ulema, mufti, cadi, kadi, Rhadamanthus, litigant, judicial, a Daniel come to judgment.


N judgment, result, conclusion, upshot, deduction, inference, ergotism, illation, corollary, porism, moral, estimation, valuation, appreciation, judication, dijudication, adjudication, arbitrament, arbitrement, arbitration, assessment, ponderation, valorization, award, estimate, review, criticism, critique, notice, report, decision, determination, judgment, finding, verdict, sentence, decree, findings of fact, findings of law, res judicata, plebiscite, voice, casting vote, vote, opinion, good judgment, judge, umpire, arbiter, arbitrator, asessor, referee, censor, reviewer, critic, connoisseur, commentator, inspector, inspecting officer, twenty-twenty hindsight, armchair general, monday morning quarterback, judging, judicious, determinate, conclusive, on the whole, all things considered, a Daniel come to judgment, and stand a critic, hated yet caress'd, it is much easier to be critical than to be correc, la critique est aisee et l'art est difficile, nothing if not critical, O most lame and impotent conclusion.

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