verb (used with object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
verb (used without object), ref·er·eed, ref·er·ee·ing.
Origin of referee
Synonyms for referee
Related Words for refereedjudge, arbiter, umpire, ref, arbitrator, arbitrate, adjudicate, conciliator, adjudicator, adjudge
Examples from the Web for refereed
Contemporary Examples of refereed
Scientific developments in other nations were written up in refereed journals and became universally available.Bush's Deadly Blunder
November 26, 2008
Historical Examples of refereed
I remember Terry of Yale who refereed that game, above all others.Football Days
William H. Edwards
From this corner he dealt out cigars to the deserving, held stake moneys, decided all bets, and refereed all differences.The Celebrity, Complete
Armour had never felt so nervous before; it was actually the first time he had refereed on a game.The Loom of Youth
We can, and indeed do, print electronic journals, which are refereed on the network.The Civilization of Illiteracy
verb -ees, -eeing or -eed
1620s, "person who examines patent applications" (see refer). Sporting use recorded by 1820 (specifically of baseball from 1856).
1883, originally colloquial, from referee (n.). Related: Refereed; refereeing.