judge

[ juhj ]
/ dʒʌdʒ /

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)

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British Dictionary definitions for judging

judge

/ (dʒʌdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

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 judging

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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