Definitions for Governor
ˈgʌv ər nər, -ə nərgov·er·nor
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Governor.
the head of a state government
a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
The leader of a region or state that is a member of a federation or an empire. In Rome, they were endorsed by the emperor and appointed by the Senate. In the modern United States, they are elected by the people of that state.
A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
A member of a decision-making for an organization or entity (including some public agencies) similar to or equivalent to a board of directors (used especially for banks); a member of the board of governors
The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.
A governor is an administrative leader and head of a polity or political region, ranking under the head of state and in some cases, such as governors-general, as the head of state's official representative. Depending on the type of political region or polity, a governor may be either appointed or elected, and the governor's powers can vary significantly, depending on the public laws in place locally. The adjective pertaining to a governor is gubernatorial, from the Latin root gubernare.
A governor is an individual elected or appointed as the chief executive of a state, province, or territory. Their role is to implement and enforce laws and policies, manage the state's resources, represent their jurisdiction at an official level, and serve as the head of the state's executive branch. The specific powers and responsibilities of a governor may vary depending on the particular governmental and legal system.
one who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate; as, the governor of Pennsylvania
one who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian
a pilot; a steersman
a contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable
Etymology: [OE. governor, governour, OF. governeor, F. gouverneur, fr. L. gubernator steersman, ruler, governor. See Govern.]
A governor is a governing official, or a part that governs something else, usually the executive of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state. In federations, a governor may be the title of each appointed or elected politician who governs a constituent state. In countries, the heads of the constitutive states, provinces, communities and regions may be titled Governor, although this is less common in parliamentary systems such as in some European nations and many of their former colonies, which use titles such as President of the Regional Council in France, President of the Regional Junta in Italy and Ministerpräsident in Germany, where in some states there are governorates as sub-state administrative regions. Other countries using different titles for sub-national units include Mexico, United States and Switzerland. The title also lies, historically, to executive officials acting as representatives of a chartered company which has been granted exercise of sovereignty in a colonial area, such as the British HEIC or the Dutch VOC. These companies operate as a major state within a state with its own armed forces.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An officer placed by royal commission in command of a fortress, town, or colony. Governors are also appointed to institutions, hospitals, and other establishments. Also, a revolving bifurcate pendulum, with two iron balls, whose centrifugal divergence equalizes the motion of the steam-engine.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An officer placed by royal commission in the military command of a fortress, not only over the garrison but over the inhabitants. In time of war it is an office of great responsibility, and at all times requires considerable experience and military information. Also, in the United States, one who is invested with supreme authority in a State.
A person officially elected to govern.
The school board of governors have a transparent and just voting system.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Governor is ranked #64891 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Governor surname appeared 306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Governor.
49.6% or 152 total occurrences were White.
40.2% or 123 total occurrences were Black.
4.2% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
4.2% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Governor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3985
Rank popularity for the word 'Governor' in Nouns Frequency: #1111
The numerical value of Governor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Governor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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I like Governor John Kasich. I have campaigned with Governor John Kasich. Governor John Kasich has a solid record as governor. I would have voted for Governor John Kasich in Ohio. But a vote for Governor Kasich in future contests makes it extremely likely that Trumpism would prevail.
... Religion ... [is] the basis and foundation of government ... before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.
I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.
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Translations for Governor
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- حاكم, محافظArabic
- governadorCatalan, Valencian
- guvernér, regulátorCzech
- Gouverneur, ReglerGerman
- gobernador, gobernadoraSpanish
- säätölaite, maaherra, kuvernööri, säädinFinnish
- gouverneur, governeureFrench
- rianadairScottish Gaelic
- राज्यपाल, गवर्नरHindi
- landstjóri, ríkisstjóri, guvernörIcelandic
- អភិបាល, ទេសាភិបាលKhmer
- 知事, 지사Korean
- gubernātor, gubernātrixLatin
- regelaar, gouverneurDutch
- naatʼáaniiNavajo, Navaho
- губернатор, регуляторRussian
- mmusiSouthern Sotho
- guvernör, regulator, centrifugalregulatorSwedish
- thống đốc, thống sửVietnamese
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