Noun(1) (sports, as in boxing or American football(2) someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication(3) an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
Verb(1) be a referee or umpire in a sports competition(2) evaluate professionally a colleague's work
(1) He has served as an ICC match referee and is a past chief executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board.(2) But the video referee ruled that Paul Johnson had been illegally dispossessed.(3) Who in their right mind would risk life and limb to referee a local soccer or football match?(4) I asked the referee at half-time why he hadn't given a penalty.(5) There was one tackle that was so late the referee had blown for half-time.(6) A rugby player who was injured in an accident on the field sued the referee for failing to protect him from a falling scrum.(7) I enjoyed Kevin Dwyer's commentary but he tended to referee the game too much.(8) But, if your team loses you blame the referee or the yellow card.(9) To start with, the referee has to be asked about the customer's character and creditworthiness and, generally, about his circumstances in life.(10) I might not know a great deal about how to referee a game of football but I do know right from wrong.(11) the subject of a bad reference can sue the referee for libel(12) During the match assistant referee Andrew Halliday was felled by a hurled coin and bottles were thrown.(13) I had a game there and found out that Tom was going to referee the game.(14) If there is one thing he should never be allowed to do again, it's referee a professional football match.(15) It is difficult, but not impossible, to referee a rugby match if you don't have some intrinsic understanding of, and feeling for, the game.(16) He was a rugby football referee in his spare time at one time.