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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person to whom something is presented to be settled. Also: A person who ensures that the rules are followed in sports.

Usage examples (34)
  • You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
  • There's no way the referee is going to blow that whistle.
  • The referee is a bald-headed Canadian named Yves Lavigne.
  • I called the referee at the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). for more
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