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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who rules on the plays; especially in baseball.

Usage examples (36)
  • A good answer by every umpire is to say that 'I saw it.'
  • But remember the umpire is not arbitrating warring parties.
  • Maybe they are practicing nonviolent disobedience and the umpire is behaving violently.
  • The first umpire believes he can call an objective reality; the second umpire is aware that perception is involved. for more
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  • The baseball diamond is the "empire" (a group of territories, colonies, or countries under one sovereign) of the "umpire" (a sports official chosen to rule on plays).
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