Definition of governor
1 : one that governs: such asa : one that exercises authority especially over an area or groupb : an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unitc : commanding officerd : the managing director and usually the principal officer of an institution or organizatione : a member of a group that directs or controls an institution or society
2 : tutor
4a : an attachment to a machine (as a gasoline engine) for automatic control or limitation of speedb : a device giving automatic control (as of pressure or temperature)
governorateplay \ˈgə-vən-ər-ət, -ˌāt also ˈgə-vər-nər-\ noun
Examples of governor in a sentence
the governor of the state of Florida
He was the chairman of the board of governors at the school.
the governor of the Bank of England
Wait here while I get the governor.
First Known Use of governor
GOVERNOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of governor for English Language Learners
: a person who is the leader of the government of a state, province, etc.
: a person who is part of a group of people who control a large organization, school, etc.
: a person who is in charge of a school, prison, or other large organization or institution
GOVERNOR Defined for Kids
Definition of governor for Students
: a person who governs and especially the elected head of a state of the United States
Legal Definition of governor
: one that governs: as a : one that exercises authority especially over an area or group b : an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit; specifically : the chief executive of a U.S. state c : the managing director and usually the principal officer of an institution or organization d : a member of a group that controls or directs an institution <the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors>
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