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Definition of Umpire


  1. A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed.
  2. A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement.
  3. To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute.
  4. To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game.
  5. To act as umpire or arbitrator.

Umpire Quotations

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
James Patrick Murray

Chemistry is really about two people who like to act together, I think. It's like tennis in the most cliched way. It's like if you hit the ball, they hit the ball back, and they don't hit it into the stands, and they don't put the ball in their pocket and walk off - and they don't argue with the umpire, you know?
David Duchovny

I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes.
Leo Durocher

Sometimes you've just got to let an umpire know that you're not satisfied with his decision. That they've missed the play in your opinion. Not that it's going to do you any good, but you've got to let them know.
Tommy Lasorda

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
Babe Ruth
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Umpire Translations

umpire in Dutch is scheidsrechter, arbiter
umpire in French is arbitre
umpire in German is Schiedsrichter sein
umpire in Italian is arbitro
umpire in Swedish is kricketdomare, skiljedomare

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