judge has definitions from the fields of law,work,mathematics
[ verb ] determine the result of, as of a competition

Used in print

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

Such an instrument is expected to be especially useful if it could be used to measure the elasticity of heavy pastes such_as printing_inks , paints , adhesives , molten plastics , and bread_dough , for the elasticity is related to those various properties termed `` length '' , `` shortness '' , `` spinnability '' , etc. , which are usually judged by subjective methods at_present .

Related terms

decide referee evaluator

[ verb ] form an opinion of or pass judgment on


"I cannot judge some works of modern art"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

If a man totally ignorant of America were to judge our land and its civilization based on Hollywood alone , what conclusions do you think he might come_to ?

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

The audience had come not to be entertained but to judge .

[ noun ] (law,work) a public official authorized to decide questions bought before a court of justice

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

County judges , commissioners , engineers , assessors , and_others who have lived in the area for a long_time may have valuable knowledge regarding the site or opinions to offer from their varied professional experiences .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

The judge became ill just as the Colfax_District_Court convened , no substitute was brought_in , no criminal cases heard , only 5 out of 122 cases docketed were tried , and court adjourned sine_die after sitting a_few days instead_of the usual three weeks .

[ verb ] (mathematics) form an opinion about; judge tentatively; form an estimate of, esp. quantities or time


"I estimate this chicken to weigh at three pounds"

Used in print

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

On a stage he always knew what to do , and tonight , to judge by the applause , he must be doing it better than usual .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Then came their bathroom , and then a bedroom that , judging by the photographs on the walls , must belong_to Mme_Cestre .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

What you were looking_for ( unless you make a hobby of collecting old tennis_rackets and fly screens ) eludes me , but to judge from phonograph_records scattered about a fumed_oak Victrola , you danced two tangos and a paso_doble , which must have been fairly enervating in that milieu .

[ noun ] an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality



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(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The aspects of physical development that catch the judges ' eyes and which rightfully influence their decisions are symmetry and that hallmark of the true champion - superior definition of the muscles .

It is the one exercise that drastically influences the definition of the thighs at the hipline - that mark of the champion that sets him apart from all other bodybuilders - a criterion of muscle `` drama '' that_is unforgettable to judges and audiences alike - the facet of muscular development that wins prizes .

[ verb ] pronounce judgment on


label pronounce


"They labeled him unfit to work here"

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(The Oregonian, [Portland],...)

A 16 - year-old Portland businessman and his Junior Achievement company , have been judged the `` Company of the Year '' in national competition completed this week at Ohio_State_University , Columbus , Ohio .

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3262
[ verb ] (law) put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of


try adjudicate


"The football star was tried for the murder of his wife" "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"