[ UK /ˈʌmpa‍ɪ‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈəmˌpaɪɝ/ ]
  1. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
  1. an official at a baseball game
  2. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
    the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants
    an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case
    the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature
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How To Use umpire In A Sentence

  • The flag waving was decorous, the cheering polite and the umpire was never once insulted.
  • We were helping the umpires by two of the batsmen walking off (without being given out) which was disappointing as well. Times, Sunday Times
  • _ A person who presides at backsword or singlestick, to regulate the game; an umpire: a person who settles disputes. The Dialect of the West of England; Particularly Somersetshire
  • With saris, kaftans and a range of Indo-Western outfits, this Fourth Umpire's look is far from sporty.
  • Ground truth is, in effect, the sum of the scenario and the moves as privately submitted to controllers and mediated by umpires.
  • The colourful Yorkshireman umpired the first innings of a game between an Old England XI and Lashings World XI at Scarborough Cricket Club.
  • The match was the first to be forfeited in Test history and led to the umpire losing his place on the elite panel. Times, Sunday Times
  • His sophomore year, he was unable to pitch due to unsportsmanlike conduct directed towards one of the umpires that had gotten him ejected for the rest of the state tournament.
  • Taking some time to leave the crease, he turned round to look back at the umpire, and shouted as he walked back to the pavilion. Times, Sunday Times
  • You know, if an umpire were ruling on this one, he'd call it foul for foul-mouthed.
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