Definition of Judge
1. Noun. A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice.
Generic synonyms: Adjudicator, Functionary, Official
Specialized synonyms: Alcalde, Chief Justice, Daniel, Doge, Justiciar, Justiciary, Magistrate, Ordinary, Praetor, Pretor, Qadi, Recorder, Trial Judge, Trier
Specialized synonyms: Samson
Derivative terms: Adjudicate, Adjudicate, Judgeship, Judicial, Judicial, Judicial, Jurisprudence, Jurisprudence
2. Verb. Determine the result of (a competition).
Specialized synonyms: Referee, Umpire
Derivative terms: Judgment
3. Noun. An authority who is able to estimate worth or quality.
Specialized synonyms: Appraiser, Valuator, Arbiter, Arbitrator, Umpire, Critic
Generic synonyms: Authority
Derivative terms: Evaluate, Judgeship, Judicial
4. Verb. Form a critical opinion of. "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Specialized synonyms: Grade, Order, Place, Range, Rank, Rate, Stand, Approve, Disapprove, Choose, Prejudge, Appraise, Assess, Evaluate, Measure, Valuate, Value, Reappraise, Reject, Accept, Believe, Conceive, Consider, Think, Calculate, Count On, Estimate, Figure, Forecast, Reckon, Anticipate, Expect, Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute, Assign, Attribute, Disapprove, Reject, Adjudge, Declare, Hold, Critique, Review, Fail, Pass, Essay, Examine, Prove, Test, Try, Try Out
Derivative terms: Evaluative, Judging, Judgment
5. Verb. Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time). "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Quantise, Quantize, Misgauge, Place, Put, Set, Give, Lowball, Underestimate, Assess, Make, Count, Reckon, Truncate, Guesstimate
Derivative terms: Approximative, Estimate, Estimate, Estimate, Estimation, Estimation, Estimation, Guess, Guesser, Judging, Judgment
Also: Overestimate, Underestimate
6. Verb. Pronounce judgment on. "They labeled him unfit to work here"
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Acquit, Assoil, Clear, Discharge, Exculpate, Exonerate, Convict, Tout, Find, Rule, Qualify, Disqualify, Intonate, Intone
Derivative terms: Judgment, Label, Label, Pronouncement
7. Verb. Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of. "They want to judge the prisoners "; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
Generic synonyms: Decide, Determine, Make Up One's Mind
Specialized synonyms: Court-martial
Derivative terms: Adjudicative, Adjudicator, Adjudicatory, Judgment, Judgment, Judiciary, Trial, Trier
Definition of Judge
1. n. A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
2. v. i. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.
3. v. t. To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.
Definition of Judge
1. Noun. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice. ¹
2. Noun. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question. ¹
3. Noun. A person officiating at a sports or similar event. ¹
4. Noun. A person whose opinion on a subject is respected. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on. ¹
6. Verb. (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To form an opinion on. ¹
8. Verb. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose. ¹
10. Verb. (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To criticize or label another person or thing. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Judge
1. to decide on critically [v JUDGED, JUDGING, JUDGES]
Medical Definition of Judge
1. A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose. "The parts of a judge in hearing are four: to direct the evidence; to moderate length, repetition, or impertinency of speech; to recapitulate, select, and collate the material points of that which hath been said; and to give the rule or sentence." (Bacon)
2. One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic. "A man who is no judge of law may be a good judge of poetry, or eloquence, or of the merits of a painting." (Dryden)
3. A person appointed to decide in atrial of skill, speed, etc, between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.
4. One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.
5. The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Judge
Literary usage of Judge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1911)
"I have found The Prodigal judge most interesting, one of the best stories I have ... The Prodigal judge will be one of the biggest sellers of the year. ..."
2. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1904)
"Ogden inquired of judge Henry. Our host was giving us whiskey in his office, ... The judge laughed. " They come now and then through the year. ..."
3. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"was and we are, who is our judge ? In this appeareth the wisdom and goodness of God, that making a general judgment, he will make a visible judge, ..."