A public officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine litigated causes, and to administer justice between parties in courts held for that purpose.
- To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration: judge heights; judging character.
- Law To hear and decide on in a court of law; try: judge a case.
- Obsolete To pass sentence on; condemn.
- To act as one appointed to decide the winners of: judge an essay contest.
- To determine or declare after consideration or deliberation.
- Informal To have as an opinion or assumption; suppose: I judge you're right.
- Bible To govern; rule. Used of an ancient Israelite leader.
- To form an opinion or evaluation.
- To act or decide as a judge.
- One who judges, especially:
- One who makes estimates as to worth, quality, or fitness: a good judge of used cars; a poor judge of character.
- Law A public official who hears and decides cases brought before a court of law.
- Law A bankruptcy referee.
- One appointed to decide the winners of a contest or competition.
- Bible A leader of the Israelites during a period of about 400 years between the death of Joshua and the accession of Saul.
- Bible See Table at Bible.