Definitions of controller

  1. a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who directs and restrains Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who, or that which, controls or restraines; one who has power or authority to regulate or control; one who governs. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An officer appointed to keep a counter register of accounts, or to examine, rectify, or verify accounts. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. An iron block, usually bolted to a ship's deck, for controlling the running out of a chain cable. The links of the cable tend to drop into hollows in the block, and thus hold fast until disengaged. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An electromagnet, excited by the main current, for throwing a regulator magnet into or out of circuit in an automatic device for constant current regulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A kind of multiple switch for gradually admitting the current to, or shutting it off from, an electric motor; as, a car controller for an electric railway car. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A lever controlling the speed of an engine; - applied esp. to the lever governing a throttle valve, as of a steam or gasoline engine, esp. on an automobile. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One who, or that which, governs; a public officer who oversees and verifies the accounts of officials under him. Also, in the latter sense, comptroller. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. One who controls; an adjuster of accounts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One who controls or has authority to control; specially, an officer appointed to keep a counter-register of accounts, so as to control or verify the accounts of other officers; one who adjusts and keeps the public accounts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for controller

  1. " It's no use, Mister Controller he said. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  2. It made Mrs. Jesser happy to think that she was the sole controller of the only way, except for the fire escape, that anyone could get to the upper floors of the building. – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett