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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun judge:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb judge:

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The word judge is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun judge

What does judge mean as a name of something?

Judge is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • judge: judges
  • Judge: Judges

  1. a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of judge: jurist / justice
    • more generic words: adjudicator = a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes; functionary / official = a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    • more specific terms:
      • alcalde = a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
      • chief justice = the judge who presides over a supreme court
      • Daniel = a wise and upright judge
      • doge = formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
      • justiciary / justiciar = formerly a high judicial officer
      • magistrate = a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law
      • ordinary = a judge of a probate court
      • praetor / pretor = an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
      • qadi = an Islamic judge
      • recorder = a barrister or solicitor who serves as part-time judge in towns or boroughs
      • trial judge = a judge in a trial court
      • trier = one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
    • instance: Samson = a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  2. an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of judge: evaluator
    • more generic word: authority = an expert whose views are taken as definitive
    • more specific words:
      • appraiser / valuator = one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
      • arbitrator / arbiter / umpire = someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
      • critic = anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

Alternative definition of the noun judge

noun

  1. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
  2. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
  3. A person officiating at a sports or similar event.
  4. A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.

Specialised definition of the noun judge

Glossary of sports

individual who supervises the abiding of the respective rules of a sport competition, measures the performance delivered by the athlete (predominantly in individual sports, e.g. in track and field), or assesses performances by awarding points (e.g. in gymnastics, judge). The judge is usually a member of a jury. In team games the judge is called a referee. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

judge in sport competitions who undertakes the assessment of a performance by awarding points (point scoring); a judge giving points is trained specifically, since he must possess precise knowledge of the sport and have the ability to analyze movement. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / boxing

one of the three ring-side officials who keep a tally of the number of scoring hits during a bout (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / diving

an official who rates each dive on a 0-10 scale. At major meets, there are seven judges and the highest and lowest scores are thrown out

Glossary of sports / dog racing

official responsible for determining the finishing order in a race (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb judge

What does judge mean as a doing word?

Judge is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: judged | judging | judges

  1. determine the result of (a competition)
  2. form a critical opinion of
    • example: I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]The president declared Smith foolish
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, not sentential clause]The president declared Smith professor
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] as [Adjective]The president declared John as stupid
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]John declared how he did it | The president proclaimed how we should work
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, noun phrase with past participle]The president judged the matter closed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The president maintained that the matter was closed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, to be]The president maintained Smith to be a good man
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, wh-complement clause]John judged whether he should come
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]The president declared what we should do
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]The president declared what to do
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]John judged whether to clean the house

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): find.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of judge: evaluate / pass judgment
    • more generic words: cerebrate / cogitate / think = use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
    • more specific terms:
  3. judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]He estimated the probability of Don Quixote spontaneously combusting upon contact with the curry poweder
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] at [Value]He estimated the probability at 0.9
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]He estimated that it would be likely
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, to be]He estimated this outcome to be likely
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]He estimated what would be likely
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Value, how-extraction]He estimated how likely it would be

      Verbs of Assessment (with the same syntax): approximate, assess, count, estimate, gauge, guess, guesstimate, project, quantize.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of judge: approximate / estimate / gauge / guess
    • more generic terms: calculate / cipher / compute / cypher / figure / reckon / work out = make a mathematical calculation or computation
    • more specific words:
      • quantise / quantize = approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
      • misgauge = gauge something incorrectly or improperly
      • place / put / set = estimate
      • give = estimate the duration or outcome of something
      • underestimate / lowball = make a deliberately low estimate
      • assess = estimate the value of (property) for taxation
      • make = calculate as being
      • reckon / count = take account of
      • truncate = approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
      • guesstimate = estimate based on a calculation
  4. pronounce judgment on
  5. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
    • examples: The judge tried both father and son in separate trials | They want to judge the prisoners
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of judge: adjudicate / try
    • more generic terms: decide / determine / make up one's mind = reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    • more specific word: court-martial = subject to trial by court-martial

Alternative definition of the verb judge

verb

  1. [transitive] To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
  2. [intransitive] To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
  3. [transitive] To form an opinion on.
  4. [intransitive] To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
  5. [transitive] To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
  6. [intransitive] To form an opinion; to infer.
  7. [transitive, intransitive] To criticize or label another person or thing.

People

  1. Judge a.k.a. Judge Reinhold: Edward Ernest Reinhold, Jr., known by his stage name Judge Reinhold, is an American actor, known for co-starring in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Ruthless People, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and The Santa Clause trilogy.
  2. Judge a.k.a. Wetzel Whitaker: "Judge" Wetzel Orson Whitaker was a prominent Mormon filmmaker. Most of the films he was involved in, such as The Windows in Heaven, Johnny Lingo and Pioneers in Petticoats, were made in cooperation with his brother Scott Whitaker. The two of them ran the BYU Motion Picture Studio during this time, receiving commission from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make films.

There are other people with in their name, like Don Judge, Ian Judge, Jim Judge, Joe Judge, Ken Judge, Ned Judge, Tim Judge, Tom Judge, Alan Judge and many others.

Characters

  1. Judge a.k.a. Lucifer is a character from the 2012 musical short horror film The Devil's Carnival.
  2. Judge is a fictional character from the 1936 film Under Your Spell.
  3. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film Adam.
  4. Judge is a fictional character from the 2008 film Sex and the City.
  5. Judge is a fictional character from the 2012 film California Solo.
  6. Judge is a fictional character from the 2012 film Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.
  7. Judge is a fictional character from the 1947 film Daisy Kenyon.
  8. Judge is a fictional character in the 2008 film The Sicilian Girl.
  9. Judge is a fictional character from the 1999 comedy drama film A Week in the Life of a Man.
  10. Judge is a fictional character from the 1954 film Five Boys from Barska Street.
  11. Judge is a fictional film character.
  12. Judge is a fictional film character.
  13. Judge is a fictional character from the 1975 film Niespotykanie spokojny człowiek.
  14. Judge a.k.a. Judge Hathorne is a fictional character from The Crucible.
  15. Judge a.k.a. Sorenskriveren is a fictional character from the 1997 film Barbara.
  16. Judge is a fictional character from the 1984 film The Hit.
  17. Judge is a fictional character from Twelve Angry Men.
  18. Judge is a fictional character from the 2002 film Thunderpants.
  19. Judge is a fictional character from the 1964 film Gunmen Of The Rio Grande.
  20. Judge is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Reader.
  21. Judge is a fictional character from the 2000 film Dancer in the Dark.
  22. Judge is a fictional character in the 1957 drama film Witness for the Prosecution.
  23. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film 17 Again.
  24. Judge is a fictional character from the 2012 film Spring Breakers.
  25. Judge is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Imposter.
  26. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  27. Judge is a fictional character from the 2011 film A Separation.
  28. Judge is a fictional character from the 1975 film Hugo the Hippo.
  29. Judge is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Caller.
  30. Judge is a fictional character from the 2006 film Copying Beethoven.
  31. Judge is a fictional character from the 1983 film Among Grey Stones.
  32. Judge is a fictional character from the 1978 film Saajan Bina Suhagan.
  33. Judge is a fictional character from the 2010 film Truly Father.
  34. Judge is a fictional character from the 2011 film Monica.
  35. Judge is a fictional film character.
  36. Judge is a fictional character from the 2006 film Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar.
  37. Judge is a fictional character from the 2001 film Censor.
  38. Judge is a fictional character from the 2003 film Not Only Mrs. Raut.
  39. Judge is a fictional character from the 1974 film Khote Sikkay.
  40. Judge is a fictional character from the 1970 film Wanda.
  41. Judge is a fictional character from the 1966 film Few Dollars for Django.
  42. Judge is a fictional character from the 1982 film Dil... Akhir Dil Hai.
  43. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Case of Itaewon Homicide.
  44. Judge is a fictional character from the 1971 film Jaane-Anjaane.
  45. Judge is a fictional character from the 1997 film ...Jayate.
  46. Judge is a fictional character from the 2005 film Pehchaan: The Face of Truth.
  47. Judge is a fictional character from the 2012 film Lullaby to My Father.
  48. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film Normal.
  49. Judge is a fictional character from the 2011 film Hysteria.
  50. Judge is a fictional character from the 1971 film Badnam Farishte.
  51. Judge is a fictional character from the 1979 film Aap Ke Deewane.
  52. Judge is a fictional character from the 1997 film Qahar.
  53. Judge is a fictional character from the 1972 film Wafaa.
  54. Judge is a fictional character from the 1971 film Dushmun.
  55. Judge is a fictional character from the 2008 film Budhivanta.
  56. Judge is a fictional character from the 2007 film Dead Clever.
  57. Judge is a fictional film character.
  58. Judge is a fictional character from The Penalty.
  59. Judge is a fictional character from the 2008 film A Little Love, a Little Magic.
  60. Judge is a fictional character from the 1958 film Miss April.
  61. Judge is a fictional character from the 1937 drama romance sports film Racing Lady.
  62. Judge is a fictional character from the 1976 film Horse Fever.
  63. Judge is a fictional character from the 1993 film Frauds.
  64. Judge is a fictional character from Perversion For Profit.
  65. Judge is a fictional character from the 2000 film 102 Dalmatians.
  66. Judge is a fictional character from John Doe.
  67. Judge is a fictional character from the 1980 film Nazrana Pyar Ka.
  68. Judge is a fictional character from the film They Gave Him a Gun.
  69. Judge is a fictional character from the 1964 film I Soferina.
  70. Judge is a fictional character from the 1985 film Yudh.
  71. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 comedy film I Love You Phillip Morris.
  72. Judge is a fictional character from the 1981 film Kaalia.
  73. Judge is a fictional character from the 1990 film Hum Se Na Takrana.
  74. Judge is a fictional character from the 2009 film Teree Sang: A Kidult Love Story.
  75. Judge is a fictional character from the 1973 film Naya Nasha.
  76. Judge is a fictional character from the 1991 film Makiusap sa diyos.
  77. Judge is a fictional character from the 1996 film Sleepers.
  78. Judge is a fictional character from the 1986 film Kaliyuga Pandavulu.
  79. Judge is a fictional character from the 1937 action drama film Missing Witnesses.
  80. Judge is a fictional character from the 1989 film Mathilukal.
  81. Judge is a fictional character from Sudkate Salateped.
  82. Judge is a fictional character in the 1991 film The Ox.
  83. Judge is a fictional character from the 1981 film Kudrat.
  84. Judge is a fictional character from the 1968 film Aabroo.
  85. Judge is a fictional character in the 2006 film I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK.
  86. Judge is a fictional character from the 1984 film Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz.
  87. Judge is a fictional character from the 1984 film Breakin'.
  88. Judge is a fictional character from the 2013 film Mama.
  89. Judge is a fictional character from the 1980 film Bombay 405 Miles.
  90. Judge is a fictional character from the 1991 film Billy Bathgate.
  91. Judge is a fictional character from the 2006 film Sway.
  92. Judge is a fictional character from the 2004 film Romasanta.
  93. Judge is a fictional character from the 1987 film Kaash.
  94. Judge is a fictional character from the 1961 film Johnny Nobody.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lay judge, Judge Doom, Judge Town, Lady Judge, Line Judge, Mike Judge, Field Judge, Trial Judge, Judge Fulton, Judge Holden, Judge Mathis, District Judge, Judge Advocate, Military Judge, Judge Bannerman, Presiding Judge.

Films

  1. "Judge" is a film.
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • genres: Animation, Horror, Fantasy, World cinema, Japanese Movies
    • released in (24 years ago)
  2. "Judge" is a thriller film directed by Yo Kohatsu.
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • genre: Thriller
    • rating: G
    • released on
  3. "Judge": 1997, a small city in northern China. A criminal named Qiu Wu was sentenced to death for stealing two cars. The lead judge on this case, Judge Tian, had just lost his daughter in a tragic traffic accident—she was killed by a stolen car. A change in the law creates an opportunity for Qiu Wu to avoid execution... At the same time, Qiu Wu tries to lighten his sentence by offering to donate one of his kidneys—creating a chance for a rich businessman named Lee to survive a terminal illness. Lee sets to work paying Qiu Wu’s family and greasing the wheels of the system so he can secure the kidney... Lee discovers that the only way to secure the kidney is after Qiu Wu’s execution—an execution that is now being questioned based on the new changes in the law... On the execution ground, a hard decision awaits Judge Tian...
  4. "Judge" a.k.a. "Judge!" is a 2014 comedy film directed by Akira Nagai.

Phrases with Judge

Phrases starting with the word Judge:

  1. judge's robe
  2. judge advocate
  3. Judge Tait's Mussel
  4. judge advocate general

Phrases ending with the word Judge:

  1. back judge
  2. goal judge
  3. line judge
  4. side judge
  5. field judge
  6. trial judge
  7. Sober as a judge

Other phrase containing the word Judge:

  1. You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Judge

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Google previewInternational Criminal Law (2016)

Using Or Abusing Legality? by Edwin Bikundo

A judge qua judge is an active entity with machinery, principles, rules and workers for whom the judge is the overall operator. Interference with any aspects of this machinery or 'legal procedure' is a central blow to the idea of the rule of ...

Google previewCompromise (2013)

A Political and Philosophical History by Alin Fumurescu

If, then, the judge is an intermediary, the just is in some way intermediate. (NE, IV, 4, 1 13 2a, 20) As Aristotle observes in Books III and IV of the Politics, there is a certain sense in which both oligarchs and democrats are justified in the claims ...

Google previewVirtual Justice (2008)

The Flawed Prosecution of Crime in America

Robed on a raised bench, attentive but detached, severe but compassionate, involved but disinterested, the judge is the central figure of authority — and mystery — in the mysterious and authoritarian morality play we call criminal justice.

Google previewMethodology and Concepts (2017)

by Francesco Parisi

When the panel is a preference-mixed panel, however, a counter- judge is a whistleblowing threat and a reversal—moving the policy to xru—is possible ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices

JUST JUDGE, JESUS THE ROSA IMAGEN L Jesus the Just Judge ing court battles. The picture is a symbolic reminder of the Passion of Christ. Jesus crucified and crowned with thorns is at the center of the picture. The artist has painted in ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

judge advocate commissaire (m) du gouvernement (m); procureur (m) militaire auditor (m) de guerra Kriegsgerichtsrat (m) judge advocate general chef de la justice militaire auditor general de guerra Chef des Heeresjustizwesens ...

Google previewA Dictionary and Glossary of the Koran (2013)

by John Penrice

to judge, judge between (with of pers. and of thing); to give judgment in favour of (with of pers. and of thing): when it means to give an adverse judgment it takes of pers. judgment, wisdom; 5 v.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

judge advocate general The senior legal officer in a ...

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Quotes about Judge

Why should i judge you? !
We are all sinners and,
I judge no one;
But we can surely change for the better on this earth,
For the Father in Heaven is watching over us all!
And, He has the authority to judge. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of J8U1D2G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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