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referee Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
  2. noun someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
    reviewer; reader.
  3. noun an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
  4. verb be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
  5. verb evaluate professionally a colleague's work
    peer review.

Ref`er*ee" noun
  1. One to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it. Syn. -- Judge; arbitrator; umpire. See Judge.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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