I. judge judge 1 [dʒʌdʒ] noun [countable] LAW
the official in control of a court who decides how criminals should be punished, or makes decisions about disagreements that the court has been asked to solve:

• The case is scheduled for trial today before Judge Robert Parker.

• a County Court judge

ˈbankruptcy ˌjudge LAW
a judge in the US who makes decisions in a bankruptcy court when a company is being made bankrupt:

• A bankruptcy judge appointed a trustee to take control of the firm's assets.

ˈcircuit ˌjudge LAW
a judge who travels to several small courts in a particular area
ˈdistrict ˌjudge LAW
a judge in a district court in the US court1
ˈfederal ˌjudge LAW
a judge in a federal court in the US court1
  [m0] II. judge judge 2 verb [transitive]
to form or give an opinion about how good or bad something is:
judge something on something

• The company will be judged on its quarterly reports.

judge something against something

• Analysts' recommendations are judged against a performance index for the industry they follow.

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judge UK US /dʒʌdʒ/ noun [C]
LAW a person who is in charge of a court of law and who makes final decisions in legal disagreements: »

All three judges found him guilty of professional misconduct.


a High Court/Supreme Court judge

someone who decides who should win a competition: »

A panel of judges chose six team projects as winners.

See also BANKRUPTCY JUDGE(Cf. ↑bankruptcy judge), CIRCUIT JUDGE(Cf. ↑circuit judge), DISTRICT JUDGE(Cf. ↑district judge), FEDERAL JUDGE(Cf. ↑federal judge)
judge UK US /dʒʌdʒ/ verb
[I or T] to decide whether you think someone or something is good, bad, effective, etc.: »

Long-term investors have experience in judging risk.

judging from/by sth »

Judging by the opinion polls, support for the mainstream right has hardly changed.

judge whether/how/what »

Delegates must try to judge whether countries are meeting their quotas of greenhouse gas reductions.

be judged to be/have »

Crops that are judged to have an overall benefit will be approved for planting.

[T] to decide who should win a competition: »

The same criteria are used to judge all contestants.

[T] LAW to make a final decision in a legal disagreement: be judged guilty/innocent of sth »

A disciplinary hearing judged them guilty of ""gross misconduct"".

be judged to have done/be sth »

The company was judged to have broken antitrust laws and now faces a fine.


I want the book to be judged on its merits, not on my reputation.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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