evaluator vs judge what difference

what is difference between evaluator and judge



evaluate +‎ -or


evaluator (plural evaluators)

  1. Agent noun of evaluate; one who evaluates.
    They were asked to program an expression evaluator that could determine the value of a numeric expression.

Coordinate terms

  • evaluand
  • evaluatee



Alternative forms

  • judg (obsolete)


  • enPR: jŭj, IPA(key): /d͡ʒʌd͡ʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌdʒ

Etymology 1

From Middle English juge, jugge, borrowed from Old French juge, from Latin iūdex. Displaced native Old English dēma.


judge (plural judges)

  1. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
    • 1612, Francis Bacon, Of Judicature
      The parts of a judge in hearing are four: to direct the evidence; to moderate length, repetition, or impertinency of speech; to recapitulate, select, and collate the material points of that which hath been said; and to give the rule or sentence.
  2. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
  3. A person officiating at a sports event or similar.
  4. A person who evaluates something or forms an opinion.


  • (one who judges in an official capacity): magistrate (now usually of low rank); justice (now usually of high rank); justiciar, justiciary (historic, of high rank); Chief Justice, Chief Justiciar, Capital Justiciary, Chief Justiciary, justiciar, justiciary (of the highest rank); justicer (obsolete); sheriff, bailiff, reeve (historic or obsolete); doomsman (obsolete)
  • (one who judges generally): deemer, deemster

Derived terms


  • Assamese: জজ (zoz)
  • Bengali: জজ (jôj)
  • → Hindustani:
    Hindi: जज (jaj)
    Urdu: جج(jaj)
  • Oriya: ଜଜ୍ (jôj)
  • Tamil: ஜட்ஜி (jaṭji)
  • Telugu: జడ్జ (jaḍja)


Etymology 2

From Middle English jugen, borrowed from Anglo-Norman juger, from Old French jugier, from Latin iūdicāre.

Mostly displaced native deem.


judge (third-person singular simple present judges, present participle judging, simple past and past participle judged)

  1. (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
  2. (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
  3. (transitive) To form an opinion on.
    • c. 1921, Michael Collins, after the Anglo-Irish Treaty:
      Let us be judged for what we attempted rather than what we achieved.
  4. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
  5. (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
  6. (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.
    • THE sun was up so high when I waked that I judged it was after eight o’clock.
  7. (transitive, intransitive) To criticize or label another person or thing.
    • 1993, Aerosmith, Livin’ on the Edge
      There’s something wrong with the world today; the light bulb’s getting dim.
      There’s meltdown in the sky.
      If you can judge a wise man by the color of his skin,
      Mister, you’re a better man than I


  • See also Thesaurus:deem

Derived terms

  • forejudge
  • misjudge
  • unjudge
  • you can’t judge a book by its cover


See also

  • abjudge
  • abjudicate
  • adjudicate
  • judgment
  • judicator
  • judicial
  • judiciary
  • prejudice
  • magistrate

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