from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A referee.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • abbreviation reference
  • abbreviation refectory
  • noun Short form of referee.
  • verb informal to referee; to act as a referee in a sport or game.

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

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.