judge

[juhj]

noun

verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing.

verb (used without object), judged, judg·ing.


Nearby words

  1. judeo-,
  2. judeo-christian,
  3. judeo-spanish,
  4. judezmo,
  5. judg.,
  6. judge a book by its cover, one can't,
  7. judge advocate,
  8. judge advocate general,
  9. judge lynch,
  10. judge not, that ye be not judged

Origin of judge

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English jugen < Anglo-French juger, Old French jugier < Latin jūdicāre to judge, equivalent to jūdic- (stem of jūdex) a judge + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English juge < Old French < Latin jūdicem, accusative of jūdex

SYNONYMS FOR judge
1. justice. 2. arbitrator. Judge, referee, umpire refer to one who is entrusted with decisions affecting others. Judge, in its legal and other uses, implies particularly that one has qualifications and authority for giving decisions in matters at issue: a judge appointed to the Supreme Court; a judge in the pie competition. A referee usually examines and reports on the merits of a case as an aid to a court. An umpire gives the final ruling when arbitrators of a case disagree. 3. connoisseur, critic. 10. determine, consider, regard. 13. adjudge, adjudicate.

Related forms
Can be confusedjudge justice (see synonym study at the current entry)

Bean

[been]

noun

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RoyJudge, 1825?–1903, U.S. frontiersman and justice of the peace: called himself “the law west of the Pecos.”
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British Dictionary definitions for judge

judge

noun

a public official with authority to hear cases in a court of law and pronounce judgment upon themCompare magistrate (def. 1), justice (def. 5), justice (def. 6) Related adjective: judicial
a person who is appointed to determine the result of contests or competitions
a person qualified to comment criticallya good judge of antiques
a leader of the peoples of Israel from Joshua's death to the accession of Saul

verb

to hear and decide upon (a case at law)
(tr) to pass judgment on; sentence
(when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to decide or deem (something) after inquiry or deliberation
to determine the result of (a contest or competition)
to appraise (something) critically
(tr; takes a clause as object) to believe (something) to be the case; suspect
Derived Forms

Word Origin for judge

C14: from Old French jugier, from Latin jūdicāre to pass judgment, from jūdex a judge

bean

noun

any of various leguminous plants of the widely cultivated genus Phaseolus producing edible seeds in podsSee French bean, lima bean, scarlet runner, string bean
any of several other leguminous plants that bear edible pods or seeds, such as the broad bean and soya bean
any of various other plants whose seeds are produced in pods or podlike fruits
the seed or pod of any of these plants
any of various beanlike seeds, such as coffee
US and Canadian slang another word for head
cool beans slang excellent; impressive
not have a bean slang to be without moneyI haven't got a bean
full of beans informal
  1. full of energy and vitality
  2. USmistaken; erroneous
spill the beans informal to disclose something confidential

verb

mainly US and Canadian slang (tr) to hit (a person) on the head

Word Origin for bean

Old English bēan; related to Old Norse baun, Old Frisian bāne, Old High German bōna bean

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Word Origin and History for judge
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Idioms and Phrases with judge

judge

In addition to the idiom beginning with judge

  • judge a book by its cover, one can't

also see:

  • sober as a judge

Also seejudgment.

bean

see full of beans; not have a bean; not know beans; not worth a dime (bean); spill the beans; tough break (beans).

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