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referee

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noun ref·er·ee \ˌre-fə-ˈrē\

Simple Definition of referee

  • : a person who makes sure that players act according to the rules of a game or sport

Full Definition of referee

  1. 1 :  one to whom a thing is referred: as a :  a person to whom a legal matter is referred for investigation and report or for settlement b :  a person who reviews a paper and especially a technical paper and recommends that it should or should not be published c chiefly British :  reference 4a

  2. 2 :  a sports official usually having final authority in administering a game

Examples of referee

  1. <served as the unofficial referee in disputes over the family business>



1621

First Known Use of referee

1621

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referee

verb ref·er·ee

Simple Definition of referee

  • sports : to act as a referee in (a game or sport)

Full Definition of referee

refereedreferee·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to conduct (as a match or game) as referee

  3. 2 a :  to arbitrate (as a legal matter) as a judge or third party b :  to review (as a technical paper) before publication

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act as a referee

Examples of referee

  1. She refereed the basketball game.

  2. He has refereed for several years now.



1889

First Known Use of referee

1889



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