Definitions of judge

  1. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to pass sentence; to distinguish; to compare facts or ideas, and perceive their agreement or disagreement, and thus to distinguish truth from falsehood.
  2. To compare facts or ideas, and perceive their relations and attributes, and thus distinguish truth from falsehood; to determine; to discern; to distinguish; to form an opinion about.
  3. To hear and determine by authority, as a case before a court, or a controversy between two parties.
  4. To examine and pass sentence on; to try; to doom.
  5. To arrogate judicial authority over; to sit in judgment upon; to be censorious toward.
  6. To determine upon or deliberation; to esteem; to think; to reckon.
  7. To examine and pass sentence upon; hold an opinion upon; consider; come to a conclusion concerning; to decide with authority; as, to judge a case.
  8. To hear and determine authoritatively: to sentence: to be censorious towards: to consider: ( B.) to condemn.
  9. To determine; sentence; consider.
  10. To come to a conclusion regarding.
  11. To decide upon evidence; try judicially.
  12. A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
  13. One who has skill, knowledge, or experience, sufficient to decide on the merits of a question, or on the quality or value of anything; one who discerns properties or relations with skill and readiness; a connoisseur; an expert; a critic.
  14. One of supreme magistrates, with both civil and military powers, who governed Israel for more than four hundred years.
  15. The title of the seventh book of the Old Testament; the Book of Judges.
  16. A person appointed to decide in atrial of skill, speed, etc., between two or more parties; an umpire; as, a judge in a horse race.
  17. To form an opinion or decision after careful consideration; pass sentence.
  18. To point out or declare what is just or law: to hear and decide: to pass sentence: to compare facts to determine the truth: to form or pass an opinion: to distinguish.
  19. To hear and decide; give sentence; form an opinion.
  20. determine the result of, as of a competition
  21. To form a judgment; sit in judgment; express judgment.
  22. To consider.
  23. To hear and determine a case; to examine and pass sentence on; to try; to pass severe sentence upon; to reckon; to consider.
  24. To hear and determine; to decide; to form or give an opinion; to distinguish; to pass sentence upon; to be censorious toward; to censure severely; to doom.
  25. form an opinion of or pass judgment on; " I cannot judge some works of modern art"
  26. determine the result of ( a competition)
  27. judge tentatively or form an estimate of ( quantities or time); " I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  28. One who judges: a civil officer who hears and settles any cause, either in connection with a jury or without one: an arbitrator: one who can decide upon the merit of anything: in Jewish history, a magistrate having civil and military powers:- pl. title of 7th book of the Old Testament.
  29. One appointed to hear and decide; one competent to decide.
  30. An officer authorized to administer justice in a court.
  31. One who decides upon the merits of things, as in contests; a connoisseur.
  32. A civil officer invested with authority to hear and determine causes, civil or criminal, between parties; one skilled in judging merit or worth; in the history of Israel, a chief magistrate, with civil and military powers.
  33. The presiding officer in a court of law who awards punishment to offenders; a chief magistrate; one who has skill to decide on the merits or value of; the Supreme Being.
  34. To hear and determine, as in causes on trial; to decide as a judge; to give judgment; to pass sentence.
  35. To assume the right to pass judgment on another; to sit in judgment or commendation; to criticise or pass adverse judgment upon others. See Judge, v. t., 3.