What does governing mean?

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gov·ern·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, governing, governance, government activity, administrationadjective

    the act of governing; exercising authority

    "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"

  2. governingadjective

    responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

    "governing bodies"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governing

    of Govern

  2. Governingadjective

    holding the superiority; prevalent; controlling; as, a governing wind; a governing party in a state

  3. Governingadjective

    requiring a particular case

Editors Contribution

  1. governingverb

    Verb form of the word govern.

    The governing principle was one of honesty and integrity.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'governing' in Adjectives Frequency: #1011

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of governing in a Sentence

  1. Ashton Eaton:

    Athletes spend the most vigorous years of human life, arguably called the ‘ best years ’, working to hone their abilities, i ’m grateful and thankful to the IAAF( governing body) for excellent competitions, the canvases that allow us to display our work.

  2. Red Bull principal Christian Horner:

    I think it's about who controls Formula One, at the moment you've got two very powerful engine manufacturers that are working closely together and then you've got the promoter and governing body and the engine is the catalyst of that.

  3. Mario Draghi:

    Early next year the Governing Council will reassess the monetary stimulus achieved, the expansion of the balance sheet and the outlook for price developments, should it become necessary to further address risks of too prolonged a period of low inflation ... this would imply altering early next year the size, pace and composition of our measures.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    We now have a president who talks like a centrist but is governing from the far left, and we’re not going to just be able to sit around here in a honeymoon period and watch these things happen.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Hillary Clinton should release Hillary Clinton emails. Hopefully Hillary Clinton hasn't already destroyed them, jeb Bush believes transparency is a critical part of public service and of governing. That's why Jeb Bush recently launched www.jebemails.com.

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