Ref·er·ee n. 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.
Syn: -- Judge; arbitrator; umpire. See Judge.
n 1: (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American
football) who is expected to ensure fair play [syn: ref]
2: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability
for publication [syn: reviewer, reader]
3: an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report
on a case
v 1: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition [syn: umpire]
2: evaluate professionally a colleague's work [syn: peer