Definition of Governor in English :

Define Governor in English

Governor meaning in English

Meaning of Governor in English

Pronunciation of Governor in English

Governor pronunciation in English

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1. governor

the head of a state government

2. governor, regulator

a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of governor
a person who governs
the ruler or chief magistrate of a colony, province, etc
the representative of the Crown in a British colony
4. British
the senior administrator or head of a society, prison, etc
the chief executive of any state in the US
a device that controls the speed of an engine, esp by regulating the supply of fuel, etc, either to limit the maximum speed or to maintain a constant speed
7. Also called: head grammar
a word in a phrase or clause that is the principal item and gives the function of the whole, as hat in the big red hat
(as modifier)
a governor noun
8. British informal
a name or title of respect for a father, employer, etc

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see synonyms of governor
a person who governs
; esp.,
a person appointed to govern a dependency, province, town, fort, etc.
b.  US
the elected head of any state of the U.S.
any of the group of persons who direct an organization or institution
the board of governors of a hospital
d.  Chiefly British
the person in charge of an organization or institution, as a prison
a mechanical device for automatically controlling the speed of an engine or motor as by regulating the intake of fuel, steam, etc.
3.  British, Informal
a person having authority; esp., one's father or employer
as a term of address, somewhat old-fashioned

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of governor
1. Abbr. Gov. A person who governs, especially:
a. The chief executive of a state in the United States.
b. An official appointed to govern a colony or territory.
c. A member of a governing body.
2. The manager or administrative head of an organization, business, or institution.
3. Abbr. Gov. A military commandant.
4. Chiefly British Used as a form of polite address for a man.
5. A feedback device on a machine or engine that is used to provide automatic control, as of speed, pressure, or temperature.

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