Definitions For Referee


  • (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play
  • An attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
  • Someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
  • A person who makes sure that players act according to the rules of a game or sport


  • Evaluate professionally a colleague's work
  • Be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
  • To act as a referee in (a game or sport)

Is Referee a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Referee is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Referee in a Sentence

  • Served as the unofficial referee in disputes over the family business
  • She refereed the basketball game.
  • He has refereed for several years now.

Synonyms for Referee

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