Meaning of “umpire” in the English Dictionary

"umpire" in British English

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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)

"umpire" in American English

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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)