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Governor meaning

governor - 5 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
  3. 3. A pilot; a steersman.
  4. 4. A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
  5. 5. Chief magistrate; ruler.

governor - examples of usage

  1. He offered Mr. Hopper a cigar with the same air that he would have given it to a governor. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. The Governor laughed once more. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Then, turning to the Governor, he continued, " This means war. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
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