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umpire

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noun um·pire \ˈəm-ˌpī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of umpire

  • : a person who controls play and makes sure that players act according to the rules in a sports event (such as a baseball game or a cricket or tennis match)

Full Definition of umpire

  1. 1 :  one having authority to decide finally a controversy or question between parties: as a :  one appointed to decide between arbitrators who have disagreed b :  an impartial third party chosen to arbitrate disputes arising under the terms of a labor agreement

  2. 2 :  an official in a sport who rules on plays

  3. 3 :  a military officer who evaluates maneuvers

Examples of umpire

  1. <usually acts as umpire in the all-too-frequent squabbles between the two other roommates>



Origin of umpire

Middle English oumpere, alteration (from misdivision of a noumpere) of noumpere, from Anglo-French nounpier, nompere, from nounpier, adjective, single, odd, from non- + per equal, from Latin par


First Known Use: 15th century


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umpire

verb um·pire

Simple Definition of umpire

  • : to be an umpire in a sports event (such as a baseball game)

Full Definition of umpire

um·piredum·pir·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to supervise or decide as umpire

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to act as umpire

Examples of umpire

  1. <in our family disputes regarding the use of our home entertainment system are umpired by Dad>



1609

First Known Use of umpire

1609


UMPIRE Defined for Kids

umpire

play
noun um·pire \ˈəm-ˌpīr\

Definition of umpire

  1. :  an official in a sport (as baseball) who enforces the rules





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