Associations to the word «Umpire»

Wiktionary

UMPIRE, noun. (tennis) The official who presides over a tennis game sat on a high chair.
UMPIRE, noun. (cricket) One of the two white-coated officials who preside over a cricket match.
UMPIRE, noun. (baseball) One of usually 4 officials who preside over a baseball game.
UMPIRE, noun. (American football) The official who stands behind the line on the defensive side.
UMPIRE, noun. (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.
UMPIRE, noun. (legal) A person who arbitrates between contending parties
UMPIRE, verb. (sports) (intransitive) To act as an umpire in a game.
UMPIRE, verb. (transitive) To decide as an umpire; to arbitrate; to settle (a dispute, etc.).

Dictionary definition

UMPIRE, noun. An official at a baseball game.
UMPIRE, noun. 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".
UMPIRE, verb. Be a referee or umpire in a sports competition.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne