judge ~ noun
a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice.
a person appointed to decide in any competition, contest, or matter at issue;authorized arbiter: the judges of a beauty contest.
a person qualified to pass a critical judgment: a good judge of horses.
an administrative head of Israel in the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul.
(especially in rural areas) a county official with supervisory duties, often employed part-time or on an honorary basis.
an act or instance of judging.
the demonstration or exercise of such ability or capacity: The major was decorated for the judgment he showed under fire.
the forming of an opinion, estimate, notion, or conclusion, as from circumstances presented to the mind: Our judgment as to the cause of his failure must rest on the evidence.
the opinion formed: He regretted his hasty judgment.
JUDGE~ transitive verb
: to form an opinion about through careful weighing of evidence and testing of premises
: to determine or pronounce after inquiry and deliberation
: to form an estimate or evaluation of; especially : to form a negative opinion about <shouldn’t judge him because of his accent>
Now .. what it isn’t…
A little bit tougher, huh?
Every time I try to think of an example of what it isn’t, I look back up to the definitions and they don’t work.
Got any suggestions for me?
We judge so much. TV shows are all about judging: tattoos, food, strength, weight loss, singer, etc. We are a nation of judgers…..