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umpirenoun [C]

uk   /ˈʌm.paɪər/  us   /ˈʌm.paɪr/
a person who is present at a sports competition in order to make certain that the rules of that particular game are obeyed and to judge if particular actions are acceptable: a cricket/tennis umpire
umpire
verb [I or T] uk   us  
Starmers has been chosen to umpire the next cricket test match.
(Definition of umpire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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umpirenoun [C]

 us   /ˈʌm·pɑɪər/ (short form ump,  /ʌmp/ )
(in some sports) a person who controls a game and makes sure that the rules are followed
umpire
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈʌm·pɑɪər/
[T] Who’s going to umpire the game tonight?
(Definition of umpire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “umpire”
in Korean 심판…
in Arabic حَكَم…
in Malaysian pengadil…
in French arbitre…
in Russian судья (в спорте)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (體育比賽中的)裁判…
in Italian arbitro…
in Turkish hakem…
in Polish sędzia…
in Spanish árbitro, -a…
in Vietnamese trọng tài…
in Portuguese árbitro, -a…
in Thai กรรมการตัดสิน…
in German der Schiedsrichter…
in Catalan àrbitre, -a…
in Japanese 審判員, (野球の)アンパイア…
in Chinese (Simplified) (体育比赛中的)裁判…
in Indonesian wasit…
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