Definition of "governor" []

  • A person who governs, especially: (noun)
  • The chief executive of a state in the United States. (noun)
  • An official appointed to govern a colony or territory. (noun)
  • A member of a governing body. (noun)
  • The manager or administrative head of an organization, business, or institution. (noun)
  • A person who governs (noun)

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  • The ruler or chief magistrate of a colony, province, etc (noun)
  • The representative of the Crown in a British colony (noun)
  • The senior administrator or head of a society, prison, etc (noun)
  • The chief executive of any state in the US (noun)
  • A device that controls the speed of an engine, esp by regulating the supply of fuel, etc, either to limit the maximum speed or to maintain a constant speed (noun)
  • A word in a phrase or clause that is the principal item and gives the function of the whole, as hat in the big red hat (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A name or title of respect for a father, employer, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "governor" in a sentence
  • "Governor David Paterson, happens to be a Democrat and both Black and Blind, the state's first African-American governor - and the first blind ­governor in America."
  • "Brown is known to be unorthodox - he earned the moniker "governor moonbeam" during his first stint as governor from 1975 to 1983 - and he urged legislators to "rise above ideology and partisan interest" after taking the oath of office in January."
  • "Maybe the Massachusetts legislature could just pass a bill that says if the governor is a Democrat, the governor appoints the new Senator."