umpire

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 umpire — um·pire n: a person having authority to decide finally a controversy or question between parties: as a: one appointed to decide between disagreeing arbitrators b: an impartial third party chosen to arbitrate disputes arising under the terms of a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 umpire — [um′pīr] n. [ME oumpere, altered by faulty separation of a noumpire < noumpere (see ADDER2, APRON) < MFr nomper, uneven, hence an uneven number, third person < non, not + per, even < L par,PAR1] 1. a person chosen to render a decision …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Umpire — Um pire, v. i. To act as umpire or arbitrator. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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 },… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 umpire — ► NOUN 1) (in certain sports) an official who enforces the rules of a game and settles disputes arising from the play. 2) a person chosen to settle a dispute between contending parties. ► VERB ▪ act as an umpire. ORIGIN originally as noumpere,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 umpire — → ampáyer …

    Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • 8 umpire — n referee, *judge, arbiter, arbitrator …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 umpire — [n] person who settles dispute adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, assessor, compromiser, inspector, judge, justice, mediator, moderator, negotiator, peacemaker, proprietor, ref*, referee, settler, ump*; concepts 348,366,423 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Umpire — El umpire del home Gary Darling decretando que el último lanzamiento fue un strike El Umpire, Ompayer o Ampayer es la persona encargada en arbitrar un juego de Béisbol. Solo deben haber 4 umpires, los umpires lineales, el umpire central y el… …

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  • 11 Umpire — Als Umpire (von Mittelenglisch oumpere < noumpere < Anglonormannisch nounpier, nompere < non + per, „ungleich“ im Sinne von „unparteiisch“) bezeichnet man in einigen Sportarten einen Schiedsrichter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 im Baseball 2 im… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 12 umpire — UK [ˈʌmpaɪə(r)] / US [ˈʌmˌpaɪr] noun [countable] Word forms umpire : singular umpire plural umpires 1) someone whose job is to make sure that players obey the rules in some sports, for example tennis, baseball, and cricket. Someone who does this… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 umpire — um|pire1 [ˈʌmpaıə US paır] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: a numpire, mistaken for an umpire; numpire umpire from Old French nonper not equal , from non + per equal (from Latin par)] the person who makes sure that the players obey the rules in sports …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 umpire — {{11}}umpire (n.) c.1400, noumper, from O.Fr. nonper odd number, not even, in reference to a third person to arbitrate between two, from non not + per equal, from L. par. Initial n lost by mid 15c. due to faulty separation of a noumpere, heard as …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 umpire — [[t]ʌ̱mpaɪə(r)[/t]] umpires, umpiring, umpired 1) N COUNT An umpire is a person whose job is to make sure that a sports match or contest is played fairly and that the rules are not broken. The umpire s decision is final. 2) VERB To umpire means… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 umpire — um·pire (ŭm’pīr′) n. 1) Sports A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball. 2) A person appointed to settle a dispute that mediators have been unable to resolve; an arbitrator. v. um·pired, um·pir·ing, um·pires v. tr. ▸ To act as… …

    Word Histories

  • 17 umpire — /um puyeur/, n., v., umpired, umpiring. n. 1. a person selected to rule on the plays in a game. 2. one selected to settle disputes about the application of settled rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their… …

    Universalium

  • 18 umpire — 1. noun /ˈʌm.paɪ.ə(ɹ)/ a) The official who presides over a tennis game sat on a high chair. The umpire called the pitch a strike. b) One of the two white coated officials who preside over a cricket …

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  • 19 umpire — um•pire [[t]ˈʌm paɪər[/t]] n. v. pired, pir•ing 1) spo a person selected to rule on the plays in a game 2) spo one selected to settle disputes about rules or usages; a person agreed on by disputing parties to arbitrate their differences 3) spo to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 umpire — /ˈʌmpaɪə / (say umpuyuh) noun 1. a person selected to see that a game is played in accordance with the rules. 2. a person to whose decision a controversy between parties is referred; an arbiter or referee. –verb (umpired, umpiring) –verb (t) 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary