Meaning of “judge” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /dʒʌdʒ/

B2 someone who controls a trial in court, decides how criminals should be punished, and makes decisions about legal things:

Judge Moylan
The judge ruled that they had acted correctly.

B1 someone who decides which person or thing wins a competition:

the Olympic judges
a bad/good, etc judge of sth

someone who is usually wrong/usually right, etc when they judge something:

a good judge of character

(Definition of “judge noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)