HyperDic: governor

English > 2 senses of the word governor:
NOUNperson governorthe head of a state government
artifactgovernor, regulatora control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
governor > pronunciation
Soundsgah'verner
RhymesAfrikaner ... yawner: 180 rhymes with ner...
English > governor: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe head of a state government.
NarrowerbeyThe governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
eparchThe governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece
governor generalA governor of high rank
military governorThe head of a government established by the military (as in a defeated country)
nawab, nabobA governor in India during the Mogul empire
proconsulA provincial governor of consular rank in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire
satrapA governor of a province in ancient Persia
viceroy, vicereinegovernor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
BroaderpoliticianA leader engaged in civil administration
Spanishgobernadora, gobernador
Catalangovernador
Adjectivesgubernatorialrelating to a governor
Nounsgovernorshipthe office of governor
Verbsgovernexercise authority over
English > governor: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel).
Synonymregulator
Narrowerflywheelregulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
timerA regulator that activates or deactivates a mechanism at set times
Broadercontrol, controllerA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
Verbsgovernbring into conformity with rules or principles / principles or usage

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