verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing.
verb (used without object), judged, judg·ing.
- judge a book by its cover, one can't,
- judge advocate,
- judge advocate general,
- judge lynch,
- judge not, that ye be not judged
Origin of judge
Examples from the Web for well-judged
Then he struck it a well-judged blow beneath the ear, and flung it to Sipsu.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
To the latter part of this proposal the First Consul offered a well-judged refusal.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
This well-judged and decisive measure at once checked the progress of Corbitant in exciting disaffection.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The event showed this remonstrance to be rather well-intended than well-judged.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth|Lucy Aikin
Like the well-judged flight of the falcon, in a flash crushing its quarry, so should the stroke be timed.The Book of War: The Military Classic of the Far East|Sunzi (active 6th century B.c.) and Wutzu
adjective (well judged when postpositive)
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