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(Um*bros"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being umbrose; shadiness. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Um*ho"fo) n. (Zoöl.) An African two-horned rhinoceros (Atelodus, or Rhinoceros, simus); — called also chukuru, and white rhinoceros.

(||Um"laut) n. [G., from um about + laut sound.] (Philol.) The euphonic modification of a root vowel sound by the influence of a, u, or especially i, in the syllable which formerly followed.

It is peculiar to the Teutonic languages, and was common in Anglo-Saxon. In German the umlauted vowels resulting from a, o, u, followed by old i, are written ä, ö, ü, or ae, oe, ue; as, männer or maenner, men, from mann, man. Examples of forms resulting from umlaut in English are geese pl. of goose, men pl. of man, etc.

(Um"laut*ed), a. (Philol.) Having the umlaut; as, umlauted vowels.

There is so natural connection between umlauted forms and plurality.

(Um"pi*rage) n. [From Umpire.]

1. The office of an umpire; the power, right, or authority of an umpire to decide.

The mind umpirage of the federal Union.
E. Everett.

2. The act of umpiring; arbitrament. Bp. Hall.

(Um"pire) n. [OE. nompere, nounpere fr. OF. nomper uneven, F. non-pair; hence the meaning, uneven, i. e., third person; non not + OF. per even, equal, peer, F. pair; cf. L. impar uneven, unequal. See Non-, and Peer, n.]

1. 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.

A man, in questions of this kind, is able to be a skillful umpire between himself and others.

2. (Law) A third person, who is to decide a controversy or question submitted to arbitrators in case of their disagreement. Blackstone.

Syn. — Judge; arbitrator; referee. See Judge.

(Um"pire), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Umpired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Umpiring.]

1. To decide as umpire; to arbitrate; to settle, as a dispute.

Judges appointed to umpire the matter in contest between them, and to decide where the right lies.

2. To perform the duties of umpire in or for; as, to umpire a game. [Colloq.]

(Um"pire), v. i. To act as umpire or arbitrator.

(Um"pire*ship), n. Umpirage; arbitrament. Jewel.

(Um"press) n. Female umpire. [R.] Marston.

(Um"quhile) adv. [Cf. OF. umwhile for a time. See While.] Some time ago; formerly. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.a. Former. [Scot.]

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