noun (used with a singular verb)
verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing.
verb (used without object), judged, judg·ing.
Origin of judge
Examples from the Web for judges
The judges who handle arraignments at criminal court in all five boroughs have a small fraction of their usual caseloads.
The judges noted that he told one of the officers he had “copped some lumber.”
It demands only that judges “shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”
Judges, they wrote, “shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”
Then you have to get judges onto the bench who agree with you.
But who could help it, when there were an hundred judges on the bench?The Jest Book|Mark Lemon
The Bœotians alleged that there was no law permitting women to act as judges; an equal number of men were therefore chosen.
On the following morning, therefore, the judges were free to proceed to work.The Queen Against Owen|Allen Upward
It looks at life as a man sees it from his death-bed, and judges it without bitterness and without vain regrets.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
It has been thought that the people are not competent electors of judges learned in the law.
Word Origin for judge
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.
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with judge
- judge a book by its cover, one can't
- sober as a judge