Associations to the word «Umpire»


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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats