1a public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court:he is due to appear before a judge and jury on Mondaya High Court Judge
a person who decides the results of a competition:a distinguished panel of judges select the winning design
a person able or qualified to give an opinion on something:she was a good judge of character
2a leader having temporary authority in ancient Israel in the period between Joshua and the kings.See also Judges.
form an opinion or conclusion about:a production can be judged according to the canons of aesthetic criticism [with clause]:it is hard to judge whether such opposition is justified [no object]:judging from his letters home, Monty was in good spirits
decide (a case) in a law court:other cases were judged by tribunal
[with object and complement] give a verdict on (someone) in a law court:she was judged innocent of murder
decide the results of (a competition):she was there to judge the contest