Definitions for Governor
ˈgʌv ər nər, -ə nərGov·er·nor
Here are all the possible meanings 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.
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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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
Good riddance to the Worst Governor in America, under Andrew Cuomo’s failed leadership, New Yorkers suffered corruption scandal after corruption scalndal, illegal criminal acts committed on the taxpayers’ dime, and unhinged political vengeance and retaliation creating a toxic political culture systemic in Albany.
The law ties approval of new church and its physical size to the size of the Christian community in the area. Who decides which size is adequate? One square meter per worshipper? Half a meter? Does a child get less space? The law suggests governor approval would follow consultation with ‘responsible authorities,’ but who are these? the governor is to reply within four months whether a church is approved or not. But there is no mechanism or remedy to the situation if he does not reply.
The White House highlighting Florida, and specifically Gov. Ron DeSantis, shows Ron DeSantis deep concern for the governor's growing popularity, ron DeSantis are concerned that Ron DeSantis are not going to do well in 2022, and Ron DeSantis should be concerned.
But the Democrats passed legislation earlier in the year that is just a complete insult to law enforcement officers – a police reform bill that’s created even more of distrust between Democrat leaders in the state and the rank and file officers too, it’s not just the crime we’re seeing in Chicago, it’s the vilification of law enforcement by Democrat leaders in the state of Illinois, including the governor, the state’s attorney of Cook County and also the Democrat leaders in the legislature.
Governor Thornburgh contributions to the nation, Justice Department and the legal profession are legendary and the memory of Governor Thornburgh contributions will live on for generations to come.
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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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