What is the meaning of judge?


  • A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice.
  • An authority who is able to estimate worth or quality.


  • Determine the result of (a competition. )
  • Form a critical opinion of.
    • usage: "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
  • Judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time. )
    • usage: "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  • Pronounce judgment on.
    • usage: "They labeled him unfit to work here"
  • Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.
    • usage: "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
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