One to whom a thing is referred; a person to whom a matter in dispute has been referred, in order that he may settle it.
- One to whom something is referred, especially for settlement, decision, or an opinion as to the thing's quality.
- Sports & Games An official supervising the play; an umpire.
- Law A person appointed by a court to make a determination of a case or to investigate and make a report on it. See Synonyms at judge.
- To judge as referee.
- To act as referee.