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Definitions of governor

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The chief executive of a state; one who is clothed with great legal authority; chief ruler; a mechanical device for regulating the speed of an engine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Governorship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. The chief executive officer of a State of the American Union: a ruler: one invested with supreme authority: a tutor: (machinery) a regulator, or contrivance for maintaining uniform velocity with a varying resistance: (B.) a pilot. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Chief magistrate; ruler. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. One invested with supreme authority; a ruler; a tutor; a pilot; a pair of heavy balls connected with machinery, and designed to equalize the speed of steam-engines by operating on the throttle-valve of the engine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. One who rules or directs; one who is invested with supreme authority; a ruler; a tutor; in a machine, a contrivance for maintaining a uniform velocity with varying resistance; a regulator. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for governor

  1. The governor will give way at last, I should say. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  2. But still I think dear Governor and Will will be pretty comfortable this winter. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
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