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Meaning of referee by Wiktionary Dictionary

Referee


    Etymology

    refer + -ee, that is, the person to whom something is referred

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˌɹɛf.əˈɹiː/, SAMPA: /"%rEf.@"ri:/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˌrɛfəˈriː/
    • Rhymes: -iː

    Noun

    referee ( plural: referees )

    1. ( sports ) An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game
    2. A person who settles a dispute
    3. A person who writes a letter of reference for someone
    4. An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published

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Explanation of referee by Wordnet Dictionary

Referee


    Verb
    1. evaluate professionally a colleague's work

    2. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition

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

    2. an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case

    3. someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication