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


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