Definition of Judge in English :

Define Judge in English

Judge meaning in English

Meaning of Judge in English

Pronunciation of Judge in English

Judge pronunciation in English

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1. judge, jurist, justice

a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice

2. evaluator, judge

an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality


3. judge

determine the result of (a competition)

4. evaluate, judge, pass judgment

form a critical opinion of

Example Sentences:
'I cannot judge some works of modern art'
'How do you evaluate this grant proposal?'
'We shouldn't pass judgment on other people'

5. approximate, estimate, gauge, guess, judge

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

Example Sentences:
'I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds'

6. judge, label, pronounce

pronounce judgment on

Example Sentences:
'They labeled him unfit to work here'

7. adjudicate, judge, try

put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of

Example Sentences:
'The football star was tried for the murder of his wife'
'The judge tried both father and son in separate trials'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of judge
a public official with authority to hear cases in a court of law and pronounce judgment upon them
Compare magistrate (sense 1), justice (sense 5), justice (sense 6) ▶ Related adjective: judicial
a person who is appointed to determine the result of contests or competitions
a person qualified to comment critically
a good judge of antiques
a leader of the peoples of Israel from Joshua's death to the accession of Saul
to hear and decide upon (a case at law)
6. (transitive)
to pass judgment on; sentence
7. (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to decide or deem (something) after inquiry or deliberation
to determine the result of (a contest or competition)
to appraise (something) critically
10. (tr; takes a clause as object)
to believe (something) to be the case; suspect

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see synonyms of judge
an elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
a person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
a person qualified to give an opinion or decide on the relative worth of anything
a good judge of music
4.  Jewish
any of the governing leaders of the Israelites after Joshua and before the time of the kings
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: judged or ˈjudging
to hear and pass judgment on (persons or cases) in a court of law
to determine the winner of (a contest) or settle (a controversy)
to decree
to form an idea, opinion, or estimate about (any matter)
to criticize or censure
to think or suppose
11.  Jewish
to govern

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of judge
v. judged, judg·ing, judg·es
1. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration: judge heights; judging character.
a. Law To hear and decide on in a court of law: judge a case.
b. To pass sentence on; condemn.
c. To act as one appointed to decide the winners of: judge an essay contest.
3. To determine or declare after consideration or deliberation: Most people judged him negligent in performing his duties as a parent.
4. Informal To have as an opinion or assumption; suppose: I judge you're right.
5. Bible To govern; rule. Used of an ancient Israelite leader.
1. To form an opinion or evaluation.
2. To act or decide as a judge.
1. One who judges, especially:
a. One who makes estimates as to worth, quality, or fitness: a good judge of used cars; a poor judge of character.
b. Law A public official who hears and decides cases brought in court.
c. Law A public official who hears and decides cases or matters in a forum other than a court, such as an administrative proceeding.
d. One appointed to decide the winners of a contest or competition.
2. Bible
a. A leader of the Israelites during a period of about 400 years between the death of Joshua and the accession of Saul.
b. Judges (used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

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