What does governor mean?

Definitions for governor
ˈgʌv ər nər, -ə nərgov·er·nor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. governornoun

    the head of a state government

  2. governor, regulatornoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. governornoun

    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.

  2. governornoun

    A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.

  3. governornoun

    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.

  4. governornoun

    father

  5. governornoun

    boss, employer

  6. Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governornoun

    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

  2. Governornoun

    one who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian

  3. Governornoun

    a pilot; a steersman

  4. Governornoun

    a contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable

  5. Etymology: [OE. governor, governour, OF. governeor, F. gouverneur, fr. L. gubernator steersman, ruler, governor. See Govern.]

Freebase

  1. Governor

    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

  1. governor

    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

  1. governor

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. governor

    A person officially elected to govern.

    The school board of governors have a transparent and just voting system.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'governor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3985

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'governor' in Nouns Frequency: #1111

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of governor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of governor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of governor in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Tadros:

    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.

  2. Nikole Hannah-Jones:

    And I don't really understand this idea that parents should decide what's being taught. I'm not a professional educator. I don't have a degree in social studies or science. We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have an expertise in the subject area. And that is not my job, when the, when the governor or the candidate said that he didn't think parents should be deciding what's being taught in school, he was panned for that. But that's just the fact. This is why we send our children to school and don't homeschool, because these are the professional educators who have the expertise to teach social studies, to teach history, to teach science, to teach literature. And I think we should leave that to the educators.

  3. Howard Zucker:

    While it is clearly a significant outbreak in the Bronx, this is a state-wide issue and the Governor is monitoring Legionnaire’s statewide.

  4. Kristi Noem:

    I had a few people tell me that maybe I didn't have the right body part to be a governor.

  5. Chaney Adams:

    State exchanges are the federal government's way of sticking states with the cost and responsibility of a massive new bureaucratic program, the right decision was made for South Carolina, and Governor Haley would make it again today.

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