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GOVERNOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does governor mean? 

GOVERNOR (noun)
  The noun GOVERNOR has 2 senses:

1. the head of a state government
2. a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

  Familiarity information: GOVERNOR used as a noun is rare.


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GOVERNOR (noun)


Sense 1governor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The head of a state government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("governor" is a kind of...):

politician (a leader engaged in civil administration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "governor"):

bey (the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire)

eparch (the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece)

governor general (a governor of high rank)

military governor (the head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country))

nabob; nawab (a governor in India during the Mogul empire)

proconsul (a provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire)

satrap (a governor of a province in ancient Persia)

vicereine; viceroy (governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign)


Sense 2governor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

governor; regulator

Hypernyms ("governor" is a kind of...):

control; controller (a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "governor"):

timer (a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times)


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