- A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
- A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.
"He is a good judge of wine."
- A person officiating at a sports or similar event.
"At a boxing match the decision of the judges is final."
- A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
- (transitive) To form an opinion on.
"I judge a man’s character by the cut of his suit."
- (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.
"I judge from the sky that it might rain later."
- (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
"Justices in this country judge without appeal."
- (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
"I judge it safe to leave the house once again."
- (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
"A higher power will judge you after you are dead."
- (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
"We cannot both be right: you must judge between us."
- (transitive, intransitive) To criticize or label another person or thing.