Definitions for: Umpire


[n] an official at a baseball game
[v] be a referee or umpire



Webster (1913) Definition: 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-, and Peer, n.]
1. A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question
between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see
that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the
like, are strictly observed.

A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a
skillful umpire between himself and others.
--Barrow.

2. (Law) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or
question submitted to arbitrators in case of their
disagreement. --Blackstone.

Syn: Judge; arbitrator; referee. See Judge.


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.

Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest
between them, and to decide where the right lies.
--South.

2. To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a
game. [Colloq.]


Um"pire, v. i.
To act as umpire or arbitrator.

Synonyms: referee, ump

See Also: judge, official

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