Judges

[ juhj-iz ]
/ ˈdʒʌdʒ ɪz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges and covering the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul. Abbreviation: Jud.

Definition for judges (2 of 2)

judge
[ juhj ]
/ dʒʌdʒ /

noun

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

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

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

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM judge

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH judge

judge justice (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for judges (1 of 2)

Judges
/ (ˈdʒʌdʒɪz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the book of the Old Testament recounting the history of Israel under the warrior champions and national leaders known as judges from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel

British Dictionary definitions for judges (2 of 2)

judge
/ (dʒʌdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of judge

Word Origin for judge

C14: from Old French jugier, from Latin jūdicāre to pass judgment, from jūdex a judge
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Idioms and Phrases with judges

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.

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