English [ edit ]
A flyball governor (mechanical), connected to a linkage to regulate flow.
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Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , from govenour Old French , from gouvreneur Latin , from gubernator Ancient Greek κυβερνήτης ( kubernḗtēs, “ steersman, pilot, guide ” ), from κυβερνάω ( kubernáō, “ to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot ” ), from a Mediterranean substrate, likely . Pre-Greek
Pronunciation [ edit ]
governor ( plural , governors feminine ) governess
( politics ) The chief executive officer of a province or provincial- level division of a country.
1999, Karen O'Connor, The essentials of American government: continuity and change, p 17
Younger voters are more libertarian in political philosophy than older voters and are credited with the success of libertarian governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota
A device which
regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback. 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.
The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,
www.federalreserve.gov (November 6, 2009)
( informal ) father.
1869, Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl:
"Say 'father.' We never called him papa; and if one of my brothers had addressed him as '
governor,' as boys do now, I really think he'd have him cut off with a shilling."
( informal ) Boss, employer.
( grammar ) A constituent of a phrase that governs another.
( dated ) One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
( nautical ) A pilot; a steersman.
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leader of a region or state
مُحَافِظ m ( muḥāfiẓ ), حَاكِم m ( ḥākim ) Armenian:
նահանգապետ (hy) ( nahangapet ) Azeri:
губернатар m ( hubjernatar ) Bulgarian:
губернатор (bg) m ( gubernator ) Catalan:
governador (ca) m Chichewa:
省長 , (zh) 省长 (zh) ( shěngzhǎng ) ( esp. of a province , ) 州長 , (zh) 州长 (zh) ( zhōuzhǎng ) Czech:
guvernér m Danish:
guvernør c Dutch:
gouverneur (nl) m Esperanto:
, reganto , gubernatoro guberniento Estonian:
, valitsejer kuberner Faroese:
guvernørur m Finnish:
kuvernööri , (fi) maaherra (fi) French:
gouverneur (fr) , m governeure f Galician:
gobernador m Georgian:
კატაბანი ( ḳaṭabani ) German:
Gouverneur (de) , m Gouverneurin (de) f Greek:
κυβερνήτης (el) m ( kyvernítis ) Hebrew:
מושל m ( moshel ) Hindi:
राज्यपाल (hi) m ( rājyapāl ), गवर्नर (hi) m ( gavarnar ) Hungarian:
kormányzó (hu) Icelandic:
ríkisstjóri , m landstjóri , m ( dated ) guvernör m Indonesian:
gubernur (id) Irish:
gobharnóir m Italian:
governatore (it) m Japanese:
知事 ( ちじ, chiji )
device which regulates or controls
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