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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun governor:

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Definition of the noun governor

What does governor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: governors

  1. the head of a state government
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: politician = a leader engaged in civil administration
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • 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
  2. a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of governor: regulator
    • more generic words: control / controller = a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
    • more specific words:
      • flywheel = regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
      • timer = a regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times

Phrases with Governor

Phrases starting with the word Governor:

  1. governor plum
  2. governor's plum
  3. governor's race
  4. governor general
  5. governor-general

Phrases ending with the word Governor:

  1. military governor
  2. lieutenant governor
  3. campaign for governor

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Governor

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Google previewIndonesia Labor Laws and Regulations Handbook Volume 1 Strategic Information and Basic Laws (2013)

by IBP, Inc

Similarly, the Governor is the Chief Executive in the province and works with a staff of regional officials. Side by side is the provincial legislative, with whom the regional government concurs on regional legislation and decisions on the budget .

Google previewIndonesia Investment and Business Guide (2007)

by Usa International Business Publications

Similarly, the Governor is the Chief Executive in the province and works with a staff of regional officials. Side by side is the provincial legislative, with whom the regional government concurs on regional legislation and decisions on the budget .

Google previewEngines of Democracy (2008)

Politics and Policymaking in State Legislatures by Alan Rosenthal

The governor is a single elected person, who does not have to share top billing with other elected officials. In Alaska, the smallest legislature—sixty members— each has a say; in New Hampshire, the largest—424 members— each has a say.

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

When several possible NODES C-COMMAND a constituent, the governor is the lowest of these nodes in ...

Google previewWinning Now (2014)

A Playbook for Government by Raul Torres, CPA

The Governor is the head of the Executive branch of government and leader of the state. The Governor works with State Senators and Representatives to pass laws that will help the citizens of Texas. Before any bill can become law, it must ...

Google previewIndonesia Company Laws and Regulations Handbook (2009)

by Usa Ibp Usa

Similarly, the Governor is the Chief Executive in the province and works with a staff of regional officials. Side by side is the provincial legislative, with whom the regional government concurs on regional legislation and decisions on the budget .

Google previewIndonesia Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Informtion and Developments (2013)

by Ibp, Inc

Similarly, the Governor is the Chief Executive in the province and works with a staff of regional officials. Side by side is the provincial legislative, with whom the regional government concurs on regional legislation and decisions on the budget .

Google previewBlue Book, 1987-1988 (1987)

the Wisconsin Constitution, the governor is the chief executive of the state. In territorial days the governor was an appointee of the president of the United States. The office became elective when Wisconsin achieved statehood. During the ...

Google previewThe Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1860 (2013)

by Various

The governor is a capitaine de vaisseau, with a. naval commission, which exercises authority over all the French possessions of the Pacific. The French, who are naturally no great colonists, have done as yet but little in the way of colonization ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

GOVERNOR GENERAL (Canada) Address ...

Google previewDictionary Of Public Administration (2007)

by U.C. Mandal

Governor 207 Britain. Modem governments perform many functions besides the traditional ones of providing internal and external security, order, and justice; most are involved in providing welfare services, regulating the economy, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nebraska (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Attorney General, and the heads of such other executive departments as ...

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Small photo of Washington, DC. USA, 4th February, 1997 New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman applauds as actor Rob Reiner addresses the annual Governors winter meeting.Small photo of Los Angeles, CA, USA - April 5, 2018: Green Bronze statue of Felipe De Neve, founder of El Pueble Los Angeles shows young man as governor. Back is gray tree trunk and yellow facade of church.Small photo of Tyumen. Russia /06 01 2018: Russia. Tyumen. The ceremony of representation of Governor A. Moore by the regional authorities and representatives of the publicSmall photo of Tyumen. Russia /06 01 2018: Russia. Tyumen. The ceremony of representation of Governor A. Moore by the regional authorities and representatives of the publicSmall photo of Tyumen. Russia /06 01 2018: Russia. Tyumen. The ceremony of representation of Governor A. Moore by the regional authorities and representatives of the publicSmall photo of Kansas CIty, USA, October 31, 2014 New Jersey Governor Chris Christy surrounded by Republicans at a campaign bus tour stop rally outside the Kansas City Motor Speedway to support Senator Pat RobertsSmall photo of Kansas CIty, USA, October 31, 2014 New Jersey Governor Chris Christy surrounded by Republicans at a campaign bus tour stop rally outside the Kansas City Motor Speedway to support Senator Pat Roberts More...

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Quotes about Governor

The voters reward good performance. So, I'm going to go out and focus, if I become the governor, to do the very best job I can as governor. The rest of it will take care of itself. (Dave Heineman)
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Scrabble value of G2O1V4E1R1N1O1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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