umpire
I. noun Etymology: 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 Date: 15th century 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. an official in a sport who rules on plays 3. a military officer who evaluates maneuvers II. verb (umpired; umpiring) Date: 1609 transitive verb to supervise or decide as umpire intransitive verb to act as umpire

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  • Umpire — 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. [1913 Webster] Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest between them, and to decide where the right lies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umpire — um·pire n: a person having authority to decide finally a controversy or question between parties: as a: one appointed to decide between disagreeing arbitrators b: an impartial third party chosen to arbitrate disputes arising under the terms of a… …   Law dictionary

  • umpire — [um′pīr] n. [ME oumpere, altered by faulty separation of a noumpire < noumpere (see ADDER2, APRON) < MFr nomper, uneven, hence an uneven number, third person < non, not + per, even < L par,PAR1] 1. a person chosen to render a decision …   English World dictionary

  • Umpire — Um pire, v. i. To act as umpire or arbitrator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Umpire — 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 },… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umpire — ► NOUN 1) (in certain sports) an official who enforces the rules of a game and settles disputes arising from the play. 2) a person chosen to settle a dispute between contending parties. ► VERB ▪ act as an umpire. ORIGIN originally as noumpere,… …   English terms dictionary

  • umpire — → ampáyer …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • umpire — n referee, *judge, arbiter, arbitrator …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • umpire — [n] person who settles dispute adjudicator, arbiter, arbitrator, assessor, compromiser, inspector, judge, justice, mediator, moderator, negotiator, peacemaker, proprietor, ref*, referee, settler, ump*; concepts 348,366,423 …   New thesaurus

  • Umpire — El umpire del home Gary Darling decretando que el último lanzamiento fue un strike El Umpire, Ompayer o Ampayer es la persona encargada en arbitrar un juego de Béisbol. Solo deben haber 4 umpires, los umpires lineales, el umpire central y el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Umpire — Als Umpire (von Mittelenglisch oumpere < noumpere < Anglonormannisch nounpier, nompere < non + per, „ungleich“ im Sinne von „unparteiisch“) bezeichnet man in einigen Sportarten einen Schiedsrichter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 im Baseball 2 im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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