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/ˈgəvə(r)nər/,
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governors, plural;
  1. The elected executive head of a state of the U.S

  2. An official appointed to govern a town or region

  3. The representative of the British Crown in a colony or in a Commonwealth state that regards the monarch as head of state

  4. The head of a public institution
    • - the governor of the Bank of England
  5. A member of a governing body

  6. The person in authority; one's employer

  7. A device automatically regulating the supply of fuel, steam, or water to a machine, ensuring uniform motion or limiting speed


  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)
  3. A governor (from French gouverneur) is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state. ...
  4. The Governors of the Australian states are the representatives in the six states of Australia of Australia's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Governors perform the same constitutional and ceremonial functions at the state level as does the Governor-General of Australia at the national level. ...
  5. The Governor of California is the chief executive of the California state government, whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. ...
  6. The Intersect is a secret technology appearing in the television series Chuck. Within the series, it is used to house and analyze large quantities of encoded data. ...
  7. A governor, or speed limiter, is a device used to measure and regulate the speed of a machine, such as an engine. ...
  8. The following were Governors of the Isle of Man: *Sir Thomas Gerrard (1595-1596) *Peter Legh (1596-?) *John Ireland
  9. The leader of a region or state that is a member of a federation or an empire. In Rome, they were endorsed by the emperor and appointed by the Senate. ...
  10. (Governors) Hermetic name for a septenate of builders, cosmic evolvers, or planetary spirits; or for more than one such septenate, as the seven rays of a logos each have septenary subdivisions. ...
  11. (Governors) Members of an NHS Foundation Trust who are elected to represent the interests of Foundation Trust Members, patients and the public
  12. (Governors) Those appointed to act as corporate members of a body set up to exercise general oversight of the conduct and curriculum of a school or college in accordance with its Instrument and Articles of Government.
  13. A device that limits the output of another device, such as a wind generator.
  14. an integral component of the engine that maintains a certain RPM based on the setting of your throttle. If your throttle is set for 1200 RPM and you place a load on the engine which begins to slow it down, the governor will compensate by opening the carburetor and allow extra gas and air in. ...
  15. A device that regulates the speed of a rotating shaft, either electrically or mechanically.
  16. Device that regulates the wind motor, keeping the speed of the wind motor constant even when the suction level in the bellows is fluctuating. (Testing the Air Motor Governor - click here)
  17. An electronic or mechanical device designed to limit engine speed. Large diesel engines usually are equipped with governors.
  18. An official appointed to govern; the manager or administrative head of an organization, business or institution.
  19. the chief executive of North Carolina, responsible under the state constitution to "take care" that all state laws are faithfully executed
  20. The highest official in a province of the Assyrian Empire, personally selected and appointed by the king to govern this subdivision of the state on his behalf. ...
  21. A governor is a device on the engine which controls fuel to maintain a constant engine speed under various load conditions. The governor must have provision for adjusting speed (generator frequency) and speed droop (no load to full load).
  22. The chief executive of government in the State of Indiana, this individual is elected in a statewide election every four years. An individual can serve no more than eight years of any 12 as Indiana's governor. ...
  23. A mechanical speed control mechanism. For an elevator, it is a wire rope driven centrifugal device used to stop and hold the movement of its driving rope. This initiates the activation of the car safety device. ...
  24. Presided over the General Court. He could pardon all criminals except those convicted of treason or willful murder.
  25. The state's chief executive. Iowa's governor commands a roughly $4.5 billion budget and 42,000-member work force. His or her decisions touch the lives of every Iowan.