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Definition of Umpire

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

Judges are like umpires. Umpires don't make the rules. They apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.
John Roberts

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

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.
Christy Mathewson

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