What does governor mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. governor(noun)

    the head of a state government

  2. governor, regulator(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. governor(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.

  2. governor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.

  3. governor(Noun)

    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.

  4. governor(Noun)

    father

    Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.

  5. governor(Noun)

    boss, employer

    Etymology: From gubernator, from κυβερνήτης, from κυβερνάω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Governor(noun)

    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

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

  2. Governor(noun)

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

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

  3. Governor(noun)

    a pilot; a steersman

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

  4. Governor(noun)

    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.]

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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British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce governor?

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How to say governor in sign language?

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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. Abdullah Younous:

    It’s nice to see that our policies and what we espouse are resonating with people running for governor, the landscape is really shifting, and people are noticing it across the state.

  2. Fritz Hollings:

    Our father, Fritz Hollings, was dedicated to Fritz Hollings family, the United States Senate and the people of South Carolina. Fritz Hollings was a hero for us and millions of Americans. Fritz Hollings was so honored to have served the people of this great state in the South Carolina House of Representatives, as lieutenant governor and governor, and as a member of the United States Senate, while we are heartbroken, we hope that in the coming days and weeks as we celebrate our father's life, all South Carolinians will be reminded of Fritz Hollings service to our state and nation.

  3. Lori Lightfoot:

    While the study confirms our concerns about the tax structure that the legislature passed, we know that this can be addressed, and we look forward to working with the governor and legislative leaders to revise the legislation.

  4. President Trump:

    California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime and lowering taxes. John Cox is the man -- he’ll be the best Governor you’ve ever had, i fully endorse John Cox for Governor and look forward to working with him to Make California Great Again.

  5. Miro Weinberger:

    His desire to win seems just as strong as it was in 1975 when he left Game Seven of the World Series with a lead, i fully expect him to have a memorable and positive impact on the governor’s race.

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