Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “referee”

See all translations

referee

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌrefərˈiː/
UK ( US reference) HR a person who knows you and who is willing to describe your character and abilities in order to support you when you are trying to get a job, etc.: give/name/list sb as a referee People who have attended the courses can always give the course tutor as a referee. Applications in the form of a CV should include the names of two referees.
a person or an organization that helps to find a fair answer to a disagreement: That law is designed to sort out the finances of an overextended debtor, with a judge acting as referee to protect the interests of creditors.
a person who checks a technical document before it is published: Technical referees are experts in their field and eminently suitable to comment on the scientific soundness of the proposal.
( also referee in case of need) COMMERCE a person whose name is on a bill of exchange (= document ordering payment at a particular time for goods or services) and who can be asked for payment if the bill is not paid: The holder may exercise his right of presenting the bill of exchange to the referee in case of need.
Translations of “referee”
in Korean 심판…
in Arabic حَكَم…
in Portuguese árbitro…
in Catalan àrbitre, -a…
in Japanese (スポーツの)審判員, レフリー…
in Italian arbitro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裁判, 裁判,裁判員, 仲裁人…
in Russian судья (в спорте)…
in Turkish hakem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 裁判, 裁判,裁判员, 仲裁人…
in Polish sędzia…
(Definition of referee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of referee?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “referee” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More