governor

  • 1 Governor — Gov ern*or, n. [OE. governor, governour, OF. governeor, F. gouverneur, fr. L. gubernator steersman, ruler, governor. See {Govern}.] 1. One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 governor — gov‧er‧nor [ˈgʌvnə ǁ ərnər] noun [countable] 1. JOBS FINANCE the person in charge of an important organization such as a country s central bank: • the governor of the Bank of England 2. a member of the committee in control of an institution such …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 governor — gov·er·nor / gə vər nər/ n: one that governs: as a: one that exercises authority esp. over an area or group b: an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit; specif: the chief executive of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 governor — c.1300, gouernour, personal keeper, protector, guide, from O.Fr. governeor (11c., Mod.Fr. gouverneur) and directly from L. gubernatorem (nom. gubernator) director, ruler, governor, originally steersman, pilot (see GOVERN (Cf. govern)). Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 governor — [guv′ə nər, guv′ərnər] n. [ME governour < OFr governeor < L gubernator, a pilot, steersman, governor] 1. a person who governs; esp., a) a person appointed to govern a dependency, province, town, fort, etc. ☆ b) the elected head of any state …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Governor — (engl., spr. gowwĕrnĕr), s. Gouverneur …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 governor — [n] person administrating government administrator, boss, chief, chief of state, commander, comptroller, controller, director, executive, gubernatorial leader, guv*, head, head honcho*, leader, manager, overseer, presiding officer, ruler,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 governor — ► NOUN 1) an official appointed to govern a town or region. 2) the elected executive head of a US state. 3) the representative of the British Crown in a colony or in a Commonwealth state that regards the monarch as head of state. 4) the head of a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Governor — For other uses, see governor (disambiguation). A governor (from French gouverneur) is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non sovereign level of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 governor — /guv euhr neuhr, euh neuhr/, n. 1. the executive head of a state in the U.S. 2. a person charged with the direction or control of an institution, society, etc.: the governors of a bank; the governor of a prison. 3. Also called governor general.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 governor —    Probably the most frequent use of this term is in various parts of Britain, where working class men use it to address another man, usually one who is unknown to them. In his book The Cockney, Julian Franklyn writes:    ‘Guv’ner’, generally so… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 12 governor — n. 1) to appoint; elect smb. governor 2) a deputy, lieutenant; military governor 3) a governor general * * * [ gʌv(ə)nə] elect smb. governor lieutenant military governor a deputy a governor general to appoint …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 governor — [[t]gʌ̱və(r)nə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ governors 1) N COUNT; N TITLE In some systems of government, a governor is a person who is in charge of the political administration of a region or state. He was governor of the province in the late 1970s... Governor… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 governor — gov|er|nor W3 Governor [ˈgʌvənə US vərnər] n 1.) a) the person in charge of governing a state in the US b) the person in charge of governing a country that is under the political control of another country 2.) BrE a member of a committee that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 governor — [1] A device designed to automatically control the speed or position of some part (i.e., engine speed or transmission speed). Governors are used to prevent an engine from exceeding its maximum rpms. They are also used on rental vehicles to… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 16 governor — noun a) 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. The seven… …

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  • 17 governor — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deputy, lieutenant ▪ acting, interim ▪ She was appointed as acting governor until an election could be held. ▪ incumbent, sitting …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 governor */*/ — UK [ˈɡʌvə(r)nə(r)] / US [ˈɡʌvərnər] noun [countable] Word forms governor : singular governor plural governors 1) an elected official who is the political head of a state in the US the governor of California a) an official who governs a country or …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Governor —    1) Heb. nagid, a prominent, conspicuous person, whatever his capacity: as, chief of the royal palace (2 Chr. 28:7; comp. 1 Kings 4:6), chief of the temple (1 Chr. 9:11; Jer. 20:1), the leader of the Aaronites (1 Chr. 12:27), keeper of the… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20 governor — Synonyms and related words: abba, administrator, aegis, agent, air warden, arm guard, attendant, backstop, beg, beglerbeg, bey, buffer, bull, bulwark, bumper, burgrave, captain, caretaker, castellan, chatelain, chatelaine, collector, commandant,… …

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