Associations to the word «Governor»
GOVERNOR, noun. (politics) 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.
GOVERNOR, noun. A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
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.
GOVERNOR, noun. (informal) father.
GOVERNOR, noun. (informal) Boss, employer.
GOVERNOR, noun. (grammar) A constituent of a phrase that governs another.
GOVERNOR, noun. (dated) One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
GOVERNOR, noun. (nautical) A pilot; a steersman.
GOVERNOR GENERAL, noun. (Canada) (Australia) An official appointed by the reigning British monarch to govern a Commonwealth realm as the monarch's representative.
GOVERNOR GENERAL, noun. (politics) An official in a similar position in other countries.
GOVERNOR GENERAL, proper noun. (politics) governor general, a specific case of
GOVERNOR, noun. The head of a state government.
GOVERNOR, noun. A control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel).
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