Definition of umpire in English:
1(In some sports) an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
- But the point here is that such a play does not give umpires the mandate to reverse any call.
- The primary purpose of UIS, he says, is to serve as a training tool, giving umpires objective feedback.
- Hoy is often credited as the reason umpires adopted hand signals for safe, out, and strike calls, which would make for a nice little niche in baseball history.
1.1A person chosen to arbitrate between contending parties.
- The second great purpose of the monarchy is to be available as an impartial umpire above party when the nation is split by a constitutional crisis.
- In the event the two arbitrators fail to agree on an umpire either party shall have the right to submit the matter to the Canadian Arbitration Association.
- Before things escalated Monday, umpires got in the middle of the scrum.
verb[no object] Back to top
Act as an umpire in a game or match: he could be seen regularly umpiring for the club [with object]: he umpired the World Cup final
More example sentences
- Linda Barker chose the school's head of girls games to umpire a rounders match.
- He is standing in his 12th Test match and has umpired 62 one-day internationals.
- Nigel Iggo, an international umpire from Christchurch who last month umpired both finals at four-nation tournaments in Australia, said umpires had been using the interpretation for some time.
- Example sentences
- Nations without that umpirage are in the condition of a population without government.
- The invention relates to a whistle for use in umpirage of athletic games and in security jobs including guiding and signaling to gathering people.
- There he spoke eloquently ‘of cultivating general friendship, and of bringing collisions of interest to the umpirage of reason rather than of force.’
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