Synonyms for umpire

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhm-pahyuhr
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʌm paɪər

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Définition of umpire

Origin :
  • c.1400, noumper, from Old French nonper "odd number, not even," in reference to a third person to arbitrate between two, from non "not" + per "equal," from Latin par. Initial -n- lost by mid-15c. due to faulty separation of a noumpere, heard as an oumpere. Originally legal, the gaming sense first recorded 1714 (in wrestling).
  • noun person who settles dispute
Example sentences :
  • Where it stopped rolling an umpire marked and called the distance.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities, Part 2 » by Jennie Hall
  • They argued and sometimes fought over the umpire's decision.
  • Extract from : « Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight » by Mathew Joseph Holt
  • The origin of government is simply that two men call in a third for umpire.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • An umpire should be with each outpost and with each scouting patrol.
  • Extract from : « Boy Scouts Handbook » by Boy Scouts of America
  • Eliot was at bat, and the umpire had just called the second strike on him.
  • Extract from : « Rival Pitchers of Oakdale » by Morgan Scott
  • The umpire knew his business, however, and did not get rattled.
  • Extract from : « Frank Merriwell's Cruise » by Burt L. Standish
  • Better, he urged, to be umpire than participant in so ungrateful a contest.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) » by Henry Martyn Baird
  • After which he had a long argument with the umpire as to whether he was in or out.
  • Extract from : « Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green » by Jerome K. Jerome
  • He became the umpire of taste, and his word was received as the fiat of fashion.
  • Extract from : « Evenings at Donaldson Manor » by Maria J. McIntosh
  • There was a sixth boat for the umpire, Professor Gordon, to follow the race.
  • Extract from : « Madge Morton's Secret » by Amy D. V. Chalmers
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