EN[ˌɹɛf.əˈɹiː] [ˌrɛfəˈriː] [-iː]
  • A referee is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport,
FR référée

    Definition of referee in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrefereesPREré-SUF-ee
    1. (sports) An umpire or judge; the official who makes sure the rules are followed during a game.
      1. The referee kicked Jim out of the game for fighting. ‎
    2. A person who settles a dispute.
      1. A person who writes a letter of reference or provides a reference by phone call for someone.
        1. Your application, along with letters from three referees, should be received by January 31.
      2. An expert who judges the manuscript of an article or book to decide if it should be published.
      3. VerbSGrefereesPRrefereeingPT, PPrefereed
        1. To act as a referee.
          1. He has to referee three hockey games this weekend. ‎
          2. She has to finish refereeing an article for Nature. ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The referee had to spot the pink on the blue spot.
          • With 2 minutes 56 seconds left, the referees missed an easily seen reach-in by Webber, which sent him and Horry sprawling, but whistled Divac (semilegitimately) for his sixth foul.
          • At the start of the game, the referee racks up the red balls.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Referee Mark Clattenburg played the advantage after Gretar Steinsson's challenge on Gervinho and Aaron Ramsey fed Van Persie, who shot low past Jaaskelainen.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Ireland got their second try not long before half-time with O'Leary, an injury doubt all week with a stiff back, just about getting over for a try which was confirmed by the video referee.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ee
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
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            1. en refereed
            2. en referees
            3. en refereeing
            4. en refereeship
            5. en refereeships
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of referee for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "referee" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
            Difficultness: Level 5
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 8
            Definite    ➨     Versatile