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REFEREE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does referee mean? 

REFEREE (noun)
  The noun REFEREE has 3 senses:

1. (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
2. someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
3. an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

  Familiarity information: REFEREE used as a noun is uncommon.


REFEREE (verb)
  The verb REFEREE has 2 senses:

1. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
2. evaluate professionally a colleague's work

  Familiarity information: REFEREE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REFEREE (noun)


Sense 1referee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

ref; referee

Hypernyms ("referee" is a kind of...):

official (someone who administers the rules of a game or sport)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


Sense 2referee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

reviewer; referee; reader

Hypernyms ("referee" is a kind of...):

critic (anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "referee"):

scanner (someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables)


Sense 3referee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("referee" is a kind of...):

attorney; lawyer (a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


REFEREE (verb)


Sense 1referee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

referee; umpire

Hypernyms (to "referee" is one way to...):

judge (determine the result of (a competition))

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2referee [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Evaluate professionally a colleague's work

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

peer review; referee

Hypernyms (to "referee" is one way to...):

critique; review (appraise critically)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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