verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing.
verb (used without object), judged, judg·ing.
Origin of judge
Synonyms for judge
Related Words for judgereferee, court, expert, justice, authority, critic, inspector, try, draw, resolve, determine, conclude, evaluate, review, appreciate, criticize, assess, put, examine, derive
Examples from the Web for judge
Contemporary Examples of judge
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion
January 8, 2015
“I think it is important to say it is too soon to judge success or failure,” said Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
Judge Hinkle said “the Constitution requires the Clerk to issue such licenses.”The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over
January 5, 2015
To judge her acting abilities for yourself, check out her videos on YouTube for “Sex Shooter.”Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’
January 1, 2015
With no record and no warrants, he was given a four-figure bond by a judge the next morning.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Historical Examples of judge
I threw off all reserve--about half a pound, I should judge.
In front of Judge Gould's office the combat was at its height.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
It was simply impossible to judge with any accuracy of the distance of the ship.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
I should judge from what I saw of the truth of his communications.
On that foul throng that wrought them wrong—on Jury and on Judge!
Word Origin for judge
- full of energy and vitality
- USmistaken; erroneous
Word Origin for bean
c.1300, "to form an opinion about; make a decision," also "to try and pronounce sentence upon (someone) in a court," from Anglo-French juger, Old French jugier "to judge, pronounce judgment; pass an opinion on," from Latin iudicare "to judge, to examine officially; form an opinion upon; pronounce judgment," from iudicem (nominative iudex) "a judge," a compound of ius "right, law" (see just (adj.)) + root of dicere "to say" (see diction). Related: Judged; judging. From mid-14c. as "to regard, consider." The Old English word was deman (see doom). Spelling with -dg- emerged mid-15c.
mid-14c. (early 13c. as a surname), also judge-man; see judge (v.). In Hebrew history, it refers to a war leader vested with temporary power (e.g. Book of Judges), from Latin iudex being used to translate Hebrew shophet.
Old English bean "bean, pea, legume," from Proto-Germanic *bauno (cf. Old Norse baun, Middle Dutch bone, Dutch boon, Old High German bona, German Bohne), perhaps from a PIE reduplicated base *bha-bha- and related to Latin faba "bean."
As a metaphor for "something of small value" it is attested from c.1300. Meaning "head" is U.S. baseball slang c.1905 (in bean-ball "a pitch thrown at the head"); thus slang verb bean meaning "to hit on the head," attested from 1910.
The notion of lucky or magic beans in English folklore is from the exotic beans or large seeds that wash up occasionally in Cornwall and western Scotland, carried from the Caribbean or South America by the Gulf Stream. They were cherished, believed to ward off the evil eye and aid in childbirth.
Slang bean-counter "accountant" recorded by 1971. To not know beans (American English, 1933) is perhaps from the "of little worth" sense, but may have a connection to colloquial expression recorded around Somerset, to know how many beans make five "be a clever fellow."
In addition to the idiom beginning with judge
- judge a book by its cover, one can't
- sober as a judge
see full of beans; not have a bean; not know beans; not worth a dime (bean); spill the beans; tough break (beans).