Spellcheck.net

Definitions of governor

  1. the head of a state government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A pilot; a steersman. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Governorship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. 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.
  10. Chief magistrate; ruler. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. One who governs; chief executive of a state; a regulator, as of the speed of machinery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. In the Authorized Version this one English word is the representative of no less than ten Hebrew and four Greek words. 1. The chief of a tribe or family. 2. A ruler in his capacity of lawgiver and dispenser of justice. 3. A ruler consider especially as having power over the property and persons of his subjects. ( Genesis 24:2 ; Joshua 12:2 ; Psalms 100:20 ) The "governors of the people," in ( 2 Chronicles 23:20 ) appear to have been the kings body-guard; cf. ( 2 Kings 11:19 ) 4. A prominent personage, whatever his capacity. It is applied to a king as the military and civil chief of his people, ( 2 Samuel 5:2 ; 6:21 ; 1 Chronicles 29:22 ) to the general of an army, ( 2 Chronicles 32:21 ) and to the head of a tribe. ( 2 Chronicles 19:11 ) It denotes an officer of high rank in the palace, the lord high chamberlain. ( 2 Chronicles 28:7 ) It is applied in ( 1 Kings 10:15 ) to the petty chieftains who were tributary to Solomon, ( 2 Chronicles 9:14 ) to the military commander of the Syrians, ( 1 Kings 20:24 ) the Assyrians, ( 2 Kings 18:24 ; 23:8 ) the Chaldeans, ( Jeremiah 51:23 ) and the Medes. ( Jeremiah 51:38 ) Under the Persian viceroys, during the Babylonian captivity, the land of the Hebrews appears to have been portioned out among "governors" (pachoth ) inferior in rank to the satraps, ( Ezra 8:30 ) like the other provinces which were under the dominion of the Persian king. ( Nehemiah 2:7 Nehemiah 2:9 ) It is impossible to determine the precise limits of their authority or the functions which they had to perform. It appears from ( Ezra 6:8 ) that these governors were intrusted with the collection of the kings taxes; and from ( Nehemiah 5:18 ; 12:26 ) that they were supported by a contribution levied upon the people, which was technically termed "the bread of the governor" comp. ( Ezra 4:14 ) They were probably assisted in discharging their official duties by A council. ( Ezra 4:7 ; 6:6 ) The "governor" beyond the river had a judgment-seat beyond Jerusalem, from which probably he administered justice when making a progress through his province. ( Nehemiah 3:7 ) At the time of Christ Judea was a Roman province, governed by a procurator (governor) appointed by Rome. biblestudytools.com
  15. Heb. nagid, a prominent, conspicuous person, whatever his capacity: as, chief of the royal palace ( 2 Chronicles 28:7 ; Compare 1 Kings 4:6 ), chief of the temple ( 1 Chronicles 9:11 ; Jeremiah 20:1 ), the leader of the Aaronites ( 1 Chronicles 12:27 ), keeper of the sacred treasury ( 26:24 ), captain of the army ( 13:1 ), the king ( 1 Samuel 9:16 ), the Messiah ( Daniel 9:25 ). biblestudytools.com
  16. Heb. nasi, raised; exalted. Used to denote the chiefs of families ( Numbers 3:24 Numbers 3:30 Numbers 3:32 Numbers 3:35 ); also of tribes ( 2:3 ; 7:2 ; 3:32 ). These dignities appear to have been elective, not hereditary. biblestudytools.com
  17. Heb. pakid, an officer or magistrate. It is used of the delegate of the high priest ( 2 Chronicles 24:11 ), the Levites ( Nehemiah 11:22 ), a military commander ( 2 Kings 25:19 ), Joseph's officers in Egypt ( Genesis 41:34 ). biblestudytools.com
  18. Heb. shallit, one who has power, who rules ( Genesis 42:6 ; Ezra 4:20 ; Eccl 8:8 ; Daniel 2:15 ; 5:29 ). biblestudytools.com
  19. Heb. aluph, literally one put over a thousand, i.e., a clan or a subdivision of a tribe. Used of the "dukes" of Edom ( Genesis 36 ), and of the Jewish chiefs ( Zechariah 9:7 ). biblestudytools.com
  20. Heb. moshel, one who rules, holds dominion. Used of many classes of rulers ( Genesis 3:16 ; 24:2 ; 45:8 ; Psalms 105:20 ); of the Messiah ( Micah 5:2 ); of God ( 1 Chronicles 29:12 ; Psalms 103:19 ). biblestudytools.com
  21. Heb. sar, a ruler or chief; a word of very general use. It is used of the chief baker of Pharaoh ( Genesis 40:16 ); of the chief butler ( 40:2 , etc. See also Genesis 47:6 ; Exodus 1:11 ; Daniel 1:7 ; Judges 10:18 ; 1 Kings 22:26 ; 20:15 ; 2 Kings 1:9 ; 2 Sam 24:2 ). It is used also of angels, guardian angels ( Daniel 10:13 Daniel 10:20 Daniel 10:21 ; 12:1 ; 10:13 ; 8:25 ). biblestudytools.com
  22. Pehah, whence pasha , i.e., friend of the king; adjutant; governor of a province ( 2 Kings 18:24 ; Isaiah 36:9 ; Jeremiah 51: : 57 ; Ezekiel 23:6 Ezekiel 23:23 ; Daniel 3:2 ; Esther 3: : 12 ), or a perfect ( Nehemiah 3:7 ; 5:14 ; Ezra 5:3 ; Haggai 1:1 ). This is a foreign word, Assyrian, which was early adopted into the Hebrew idiom ( 1 Kings 10:15 ). biblestudytools.com
  23. The Chaldean word segan is applied to the governors of the Babylonian satrapies ( Daniel 3:2 Daniel 3:27 ; 6:7 ); the prefects over the Magi ( 2:48 ). The corresponding Hebrew word segan is used of provincial rulers ( Jeremiah 51:23 Jeremiah 51:28 Jeremiah 51:57 ); also of chiefs and rulers of the people of Jerusalem ( Ezra 9:2 ; Nehemiah 2:16 ; Nehemiah 4:14 Nehemiah 4:19 ; Nehemiah 5:7 Nehemiah 5:17 ; 7:5 ; 12:40 ). In the New Testament there are also different Greek words rendered thus. biblestudytools.com
  24. Meaning an ethnarch ( 2 Corinthians 11:32 ), which was an office distinct from military command, with considerable latitude of application. biblestudytools.com
  25. The procurator of Judea under the Romans ( Matthew 27:2 ). (Compare Luke 2:2 , where the verb from which the Greek word so rendered is derived is used.) biblestudytools.com
  26. Steward ( Galatians 4:2 ). biblestudytools.com
  27. Governor of the feast ( John 2:9 ), who appears here to have been merely an intimate friend of the bridegroom, and to have presided at the marriage banquet in his stead. biblestudytools.com
  28. A director, i.e., helmsman; Lat. gubernator, ( James 3:4 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Governor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  29. The title of the chief executive in each of the states and territories ofthe United States; and also of the chief magistrate of some colonies, provinces, and dependencies of other nations. thelawdictionary.org
  30. The title of the executive magistrate in each state and territory of the United States. Under the names of the particular states, the reader will find some of the duties of the governor of such state. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  31. One who governs, ruler; official appointed to govern province, country, town, &c., representative of Crown in colony or dependency, executive head of each of United States; officer commanding fortress or garrison; head, or one of governing body, of institution; (slang) one\'s employer, one\'s father, sir; (Mech.) automatic regulator of supply of gas, steam, water, &c., to machine, ensuring even motion; kind of fishing-fly; g.-general, g. with deputy gg. under him, whence governor-generalship n. Hence governorship (1,2) n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. [L.] (Mil.) An officer placed in supreme authority, both civil and military. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  33. n. He who has all power and authority; God; Christ;—one invested with supreme authority in a state; ruler; magistrate;—one acting with delegated authority;—a father; a guardian; a tutor;—a pilot;—head manager or director, as of a banking corporation:—a contrivance in mills or machinery for maintaining a uniform velocity with a variable resistance. Cabinet Dictionary

What are the misspellings for governor?

X