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Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments.
Jim Evans

Meaning of "umpire" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UMPIRE

By mistaken division from a noumpere, from Old French nomper not one of a pair, from nom-, non- not + per equal, peer1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UMPIRE

umpire  [ˈʌmpaɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UMPIRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Umpire is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb umpire in English.

WHAT DOES UMPIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

umpire

Referee

A referee is the person of authority in a variety of sports who is responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. The official tasked with this job may be known, in addition to referee, by a variety of other titles as well, including umpire, judge, arbiter, arbitrator, linesman, commissaire, timekeeper, touch judge or Technical Official.

Definition of umpire in the English dictionary

The first definition of umpire in the dictionary is an official who rules on the playing of a game, as in cricket or baseball. Other definition of umpire is a person who rules on or judges disputes between contesting parties. Umpire is also to act as umpire in.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UMPIRE

PRESENT

Present
I umpire
you umpire
he/she/it umpires
we umpire
you umpire
they umpire
Present continuous
I am umpiring
you are umpiring
he/she/it is umpiring
we are umpiring
you are umpiring
they are umpiring
Present perfect
I have umpired
you have umpired
he/she/it has umpired
we have umpired
you have umpired
they have umpired
Present perfect continuous
I have been umpiring
you have been umpiring
he/she/it has been umpiring
we have been umpiring
you have been umpiring
they have been umpiring
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I umpired
you umpired
he/she/it umpired
we umpired
you umpired
they umpired
Past continuous
I was umpiring
you were umpiring
he/she/it was umpiring
we were umpiring
you were umpiring
they were umpiring
Past perfect
I had umpired
you had umpired
he/she/it had umpired
we had umpired
you had umpired
they had umpired
Past perfect continuous
I had been umpiring
you had been umpiring
he/she/it had been umpiring
we had been umpiring
you had been umpiring
they had been umpiring
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will umpire
you will umpire
he/she/it will umpire
we will umpire
you will umpire
they will umpire
Future continuous
I will be umpiring
you will be umpiring
he/she/it will be umpiring
we will be umpiring
you will be umpiring
they will be umpiring
Future perfect
I will have umpired
you will have umpired
he/she/it will have umpired
we will have umpired
you will have umpired
they will have umpired
Future perfect continuous
I will have been umpiring
you will have been umpiring
he/she/it will have been umpiring
we will have been umpiring
you will have been umpiring
they will have been umpiring
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would umpire
you would umpire
he/she/it would umpire
we would umpire
you would umpire
they would umpire
Conditional continuous
I would be umpiring
you would be umpiring
he/she/it would be umpiring
we would be umpiring
you would be umpiring
they would be umpiring
Conditional perfect
I would have umpire
you would have umpire
he/she/it would have umpire
we would have umpire
you would have umpire
they would have umpire
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been umpiring
you would have been umpiring
he/she/it would have been umpiring
we would have been umpiring
you would have been umpiring
they would have been umpiring
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you umpire
we let´s umpire
you umpire
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to umpire
Past participle
umpired
Present Participle
umpiring
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UMPIRE


acrospire
ˈækrəˌspaɪə
aspire
əˈspaɪə
conspire
kənˈspaɪə
empire
ˈɛmpaɪə
espier
ɪˈspaɪə
expire
ɪkˈspaɪə
inspire
ɪnˈspaɪə
leptospire
ˌleptəˈspaɪə
occupier
ˈɒkjʊˌpaɪə
papaya
pəˈpaɪə
perspire
pəˈspaɪə
pia
ˈpaɪə
pyre
paɪə
reinspire
ˌriːɪnˈspaɪə
respire
rɪˈspaɪə
sampire
ˈsæmpaɪə
spire
spaɪə
suspire
səˈspaɪə
transpire
trænˈspaɪə
vampire
ˈvæmpaɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UMPIRE

umiak
UMIST
UML
umlaut
umlungu
Ummah
ump
umpie
umpies
umpirage
umpireship
umpteen
umpteenth
umpy
umquhile
Umtali
Umtata
umu
UMW
umwelt

WORDS THAT END LIKE UMPIRE

British Empire
Byzantine Empire
Celestial Empire
Central African Empire
Chinese Empire
Eastern Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
false vampire
fanpire
First Empire
Holy Roman Empire
Indian Empire
Ottoman Empire
Persian Empire
Roman Empire
Russian Empire
Second Empire
the Empire
Turkish Empire
Western Empire
Western Roman Empire

Synonyms and antonyms of umpire in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UMPIRE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «umpire» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of umpire

Translation of «umpire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UMPIRE

Find out the translation of umpire to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of umpire from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «umpire» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

裁判员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

árbitro
570 millions of speakers

English

umpire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंपायर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَكَم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

судья
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

árbitro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সালিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arbitre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengadil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schiedsrichter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アンパイア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심판
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umpire
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trọng tài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடுவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंपायर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hakem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arbitro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

arbiter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рефері
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

arbitru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγωνοδίκης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skeidsregter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

domare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dommer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of umpire

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UMPIRE»

The term «umpire» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.047 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UMPIRE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about umpire

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10 QUOTES WITH «UMPIRE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word umpire.
1
Red Barber
Whenever you have a tight situation and there's a close pitch, the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it.
2
Bert Campaneris
Yes, I was in that game where George Brett hit that home run. Billy saw there was too much pine tar on the bat and he went to the umpire, the next thing we knew they were fighting about it.
3
Nestor Chylak
The way I see it, an umpire must be perfect on the first day of the season and then get better every day.
4
Adam DeVine
When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn't know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.
5
David Duchovny
Chemistry is really about two people who like to act together, I think. It's like tennis in the most cliched way. It's like if you hit the ball, they hit the ball back, and they don't hit it into the stands, and they don't put the ball in their pocket and walk off - and they don't argue with the umpire, you know?
6
Leo Durocher
You argue with the umpire because there is nothing else you can do about it.
7
Leo Durocher
In the olden days, the umpire didn't have to take any courses in mind reading. The pitcher told you he was going to throw at you.
8
Billy Evans
The public wouldn't like the perfect umpire in every game. It would kill off baseball's greatest alibi - 'We was robbed.'
9
Jim Evans
Our students learn more in 30 days than one could learn in 30 years without our training. To really maximize your potential as an umpire, you need to get a solid foundation as soon as you can.
10
Jim Evans
Most plays that are missed by the umpire are caused by the umpire not reading those cues early enough and making the proper adjustments.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UMPIRE»

Discover the use of umpire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to umpire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
American Umpire
In American Umpire Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman asserts instead that America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned broad approval, and violating them as well.
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, 2013
2
Never Blame the Umpire
Kate is having the best summer a sports-loving eleven-year-old could possibly have.
Gene Fehler, 2010
3
As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires
Packed with fascinating reportage that reveals the game as never before and answers the kinds of questions that fans, exasperated by the clichés of conventional sports commentary, pose to themselves around the television set, Bruce Weber's ...
Bruce Weber, 2009
4
You're the Umpire: 139 Scenarios to Test Your Baseball Knowledge
Divided into three sections, this unusual handbook offers Routine Calls, which deal with scenarios and rules that typically come up in games and deal with clear cut rules—fair and foul, strike zone questions, and the like.
Wayne Stewart, 2013
5
A to Z Mysteries: The Unwilling Umpire
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ron Roy, 2009
6
Center Field on Fire: An Umpire's Life with Pine Tar Bats, ...
Former MLB umpire Dave Phillips was at the center of some of baseball's most unforgettable momentsOCoComiskey's infamous Disco Demolition Night, Gaylord Perry's spitball ejection, Albert Belle's confiscated corked bat and George Brett's ...
Dave Phillips, Rob Rains, 2004
7
The Unwilling Umpire
The whole town has turned out to watch the Green Lawn women challenge the menand to see Mr. Pocket's prized baseball collection.
Ron Roy, 2009
8
Hardball Without an Umpire: The Sociology of Morality
This sociological analysis of how we "play the morality game" sheds light on the informal rules governing our moral decisions.
Melvyn L. Fein, 1997
9
The Fall of the Roman Umpire
Pays tribute to the many unheralded heroes of major league baseball
Ron Luciano, David Fisher, 1987
10
You Are the Umpire
A sports illustrator and an ex-professional cricketer and umpire team up in this guide to the laws of cricket.
Paul Trevillion, John Holder, Giles Richards, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UMPIRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term umpire is used in the context of the following news items.
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Robot umpires should be the future of baseball
On Tuesday night, at a minor league baseball game between the San Rafael Pacifics and the Vallejo Admirals, the home plate umpire called no balls or strikes. «Vox, Jul 15»
2
Nick Kyrgios rips Wimbledon umpire: 'Do you feel strong up there?'
Another round, another win and another spat with a chair umpire – all in a day's work for Nick Kyrgios, the fiery, young Aussie who's finally bringing some ... «For The Win, Jul 15»
3
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Kyrgios denies 'dirty scum' cry was at the …
The umpire, Mohamed Lahyani, talks to Nick Kyrgios during the first round ... Nick Kyrgios has insisted he was calling himself “dirty scum” and not the umpire in ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
4
Home Plate Umpire (?!?) Charges Mound to Confront Jon Lester
Leave it to baseball to continually find ways to surprise. This time in the form of home plate umpire Andy Fletcher going out to the mound to yell at Cubs pitcher ... «The Big Lead, Jun 15»
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Torii Hunter Suspended 2 Games, Fined for Outburst at Umpire
Torii Hunter certainly got his money's worth as he argued a call and was subsequently ejected during the Minnesota Twins' 7-2 defeat to the Kansas Royals on ... «Bleacher Report, Jun 15»
6
Why is Rafael Nadal allowed to blackball an umpire?
This speaks to the complete lack of structure in tennis, which has been displayed so well by Rafael Nadal's continued blackballing of chair umpire Carlos ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
7
Terror attack survivor to umpire in Pakistan
PAKISTAN have appointed a local umpire who survived a 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team for their home series against Zimbabwe after cricket's ... «Fox Sports, May 15»
8
Joey Votto bumps umpire Chris Conroy following ejection …
The Cincinnati Reds should anticipate being without first baseman Joey Votto for a game or two in the not too distant future. The former National League MVP ... «Yahoo Sports, May 15»
9
David Ortiz suspended, fined after argument with umpire
MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during the fifth inning of Sunday's game ... «WCVB Boston, Apr 15»
10
Cricket World Cup 2015: James Taylor denied ton by umpire error
James Taylor was denied a World Cup century by an umpiring error that brought ... However, Taylor had successfully reviewed umpire Aleem Dar's lbw decision ... «BBC Sport, Feb 15»

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