from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A referee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • abbr. reference
  • abbr. refectory
  • n. Short form of referee.
  • v. to referee; to act as a referee in a sport or game.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An abbreviation of reformed; reference.
  • n. An abbreviation of referred;
  • n. of reflection or reflective;
  • n. of reflex, reflexive, or reflexively;
  • n. [capitalized] of Reformation;
  • n. of reformer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play


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