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n.
The office of an umpire; the power, right, or authority of an umpire to decide.
n.
The act of umpiring; arbitrament.
n.
A person to whose sole decision a controversy or question between parties is referred; especially, one chosen to see that the rules of a game, as cricket, baseball, or the like, are strictly observed.
n.
A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement.
imp. & p. p.
of Umpire
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Umpire
v. t.
To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute.
v. t.
To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game.
v. i.
To act as umpire or arbitrator.
n.
Umpirage; arbitrament.
n.
Female umpire.
adv.
Some time ago; formerly.
a.
Former.
Un-
An inseparable verbal prefix or particle. It is prefixed: (a) To verbs to express the contrary, and not the simple negative, of the action of the verb to which it is prefixed; as in uncoil, undo, unfold. (b) To nouns to form verbs expressing privation of the thing, quality, or state expressed by the noun, or separation from it; as in unchild, unsex. Sometimes particles and participial adjectives formed with this prefix coincide in form with compounds of the negative prefix un- (see 2d Un-); as in undone (from undo), meaning unfastened, ruined; and undone (from 2d un- and done) meaning not done, not finished. Un- is sometimes used with an intensive force merely; as in unloose.
Un-
adv.
An inseparable prefix, or particle, signifying not; in-; non-. In- is prefixed mostly to words of Latin origin, or else to words formed by Latin suffixes; un- is of much wider application, and is attached at will to almost any adjective, or participle used adjectively, or adverb, from which it may be desired to form a corresponding negative adjective or adverb, and is also, but less freely, prefixed to nouns. Un- sometimes has merely an intensive force; as in unmerciless, unremorseless.
Un-
adv.
Un- is prefixed to adjectives, or to words used adjectively.
Un-
adv.
To adjectives, to denote the absence of the quality designated by the adjective
Un-
adv.
To past particles, or to adjectives formed after the analogy of past particles, to indicate the absence of the condition or state expressed by them
Un-
adv.
To present particles which come from intransitive verbs, or are themselves employed as adjectives, to mark the absence of the activity, disposition, or condition implied by the participle; as, - ---- and the like.
Un-
adv.
Those which have acquired an opposed or contrary, instead of a merely negative, meaning; as, unfriendly, ungraceful, unpalatable, unquiet, and the like; or else an intensive sense more than a prefixed not would express; as, unending, unparalleled, undisciplined, undoubted, unsafe, and the like.

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