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governor Explained

governor at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


governor at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 Governor/g[hA356]v[hA368]n[hA353] $ -v[hA353]rn[hA353]r/ n [C]
1 : a) the person in charge of governing a state in the US// b) the person in charge of governing a country that is under the political control of another country//
2 BrE a member of a committee that controls an organization or institution: --a school governor// --the hospital's board of governors //
3 BrE the person in charge of an institution: --the prison governor // governor of// --the governor of the central bank//
4 BrE a guvnor:

governor at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In technology, a device that automatically maintains the rotary speed of an engine within reasonably close limits regardless of the load. A typical governor regulates an engine's speed by varying the rate at which fuel or working fluid is furnished to it. Nearly all governors work by centrifugal force and consist of a pair of masses rotating about a spindle driven by the engine and kept from flying outward, usually by springs. With an increase in speed, the controlling force of the springs is overcome and the masses move outward, opening valves supplying the engine with its working fluid or fuel. J. Watt invented a governor for controlling steam engines. Modern governors are used to regulate the flow of gasoline to internal-combustion engines and the flow of steam, water, or gas to various types of turbines. See also flywheel.

governor at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

161 Moby Thesaurus words for "governor":
abba, administrator, aegis, agent, air warden, arm guard,
attendant, backstop, beg, beglerbeg, bey, buffer, bull, bulwark,
bumper, burgrave, captain, caretaker, castellan, chatelain,
chatelaine, collector, commandant, commander, conductor,
conservator, contraceptive, control, controller, copyright,
crash helmet, curator, cushion, custodian, dad, daddy, dashboard,
deputy, dey, directeur, director, dodger, eparch, exarch,
executive, face mask, father, fender, finger guard, foot guard,
forest ranger, foster father, fuse, game warden, gamekeeper,
gaoler, gauleiter, genitor, goggles, governor-general, guard,
guardian, guardian angel, guardrail, hand guard, handrail,
hard hat, helmet, impresario, insulation, intendant, interlock,
jailer, janitor, keeper, khedive, knee guard, knuckle guard,
laminated glass, lieutenant governor, life preserver, lifeguard,
lifeline, lifesaver, lightning conductor, lightning rod, manager,
mask, master, mudguard, nabob, nawab, next friend, nose guard,
old man, pa, pad, padding, palatine, palladium, pap, papa, pappy,
patent, pater, paterfamilias, patriarch, pilot, pop, pops,
preventive, principal keeper, prison guard, prochein ami,
proconsul, producer, prophylactic, protective clothing,
protective umbrella, provincial, ranger, rector, regulator,
responsible person, ruler, safeguard, safety, safety glass,
safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch,
safety valve, satrap, screen, screw, seat belt, servo control,
servo regulator, shepherd, shield, shin guard, sire, stadtholder,
stepfather, steward, subahdar, sun helmet, supercargo, tetrarch,
the old man, turnkey, umbrella, vali, vice-king, viceroy, wali,
warden, warder, windscreen, windshield

governor at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Director): director, manager, governor, comptroller, superintendent, boss, superior, supervisor, intendant, overseer, inspector, ranger, monitor, taskmaster, master, leader, conductor.

[N] (Master): master, lord, commander, commandant, captain, chief, chieftain, sheik, head, senior, governor, ruler, dictator, leader, director, boss, potentate, liege, suzerain, sovereign, monarch, king, head.

Governor at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

hy of.[N] (Moderation): moderation, temperateness, gentleness, sobriety, quiet, clam, calmness, relaxation, remission, mitigation, assuagement, pacification, peacefulness, golden mean.[V] (Ascent): ascend, rise, mount, arise, go up, aspire, climb, clamber, ramp, scramble, surmount, scale.[ADJ] (Semiliquidity): semifluid, semiliquid, muddy, glutinous, gelatinous, mastic, ropy, clammy, clotted, viscid, viscous, sticky, tacky, gooey, slab, mucous, gummy.[N] (Cry): cry, voice, hubbub, bark, vociferation, outcry, clamor, hue and cry.

[ADJ] (Cry): crying, clamorous, vociferous, groaning, howling, bawling, screaming, whining, grumbling, moaning, squealing, loud, roaring.[ADJ] (Loudness): loud, sonorous, deep, full, powerful, noisy, blatant, clangorous, thundering, deafening, deafening, ear-piercing, obstreperous, rackety, uproarious, strident, shrill, clamorous, vociferous, stentorian.

[ADJ] (Cry): crying, clamorous, vociferous, groaning, howling, bawling, screaming, whining, grumbling, moaning, squealing, loud, roaring.[V] (Junction): {Ways to fasten}: tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, restrain, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, wed, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail.

[N] (Connection): {Connecting media}: pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, pawl, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, latch, bolt, hook, lock, padlock, rivet, anchor, stake, post.[N] (Consanguinity): race, stock, generation, strain, breed, clan, tribe, nation.

[N] (Assemblage): {Group}: crowd, throng, group, flood, rush, deluge, rabble, mob, press, horde, body, tribe, crew, gang, knot, squad, band, party, swarm, shoal, school, covey, flock, herd, drove, bunch, drive, force, roundup , array, bevy, galaxy, corps, company, troop, troupe, task force, army, regiment, combatants, host, multitude, clan, brotherhood, fraternity, sorority, association, party, volley, storm, cloud, group, cluster, clump.

[N] (Class): class, division, category, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, clan, breed, type, subtype, sect, set, subset, assortment, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, denomination, designation, rubric, character.

[N] (Paternity): paternity, parentage, consanguinity, parent, father, sire, dad, papa, genitor, progenitor, procreator, ancestor, grandfather, great-grandfather, fatherhood, house, family tree, stock, pedigree, lineage, line, family, tribe, race, clan, genealogy.

[N] (a): maternity, parentage, consanguinity, parent, mother, mom, procreator, genitrix, grandmother, ancestor, great-grandmother, motherhood, house, f

governor at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (also Governor) a person who is the official head of a country or region that is politically controlled by another country:
the former governor of the colony * a provincial governor
2 (also Governor) a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state in the US:
the governor of Arizona * the Arizona governor * Governor Tom Kean
3 (especially BrE) a member of a group of people who are responsible for controlling an institution such as a school, a college or a hospital:
a school governor * the board of governors of the college
4 (BrE) a person who is in charge of an institution:
a prison governor * the governor of the Bank of England * (spoken) I can't decide. I'll have to ask the governor (= the man in charge, who employs sb).
see also GUV'NOR

Governor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Governor \Gov"ern*or\, n. [OE. governor, governour, OF.
governeor, F. gouverneur, fr. L. gubernator steersman, ruler,
governor. See {Govern}.]
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. ``The
governor of the town.'' --Shak.

2. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a
tutor; a guardian.

3. (Naut.) A pilot; a steersman. [R.]

4. (Mach.) A contrivance applied to steam engines, water
wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform
speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.

Note: The illustration shows a form of governor commonly used
for steam engines, in wich a heavy sleeve (a) sliding
on a rapidly revolving spindle (b), driven by the
engine, is raised or lowered, when the speed varies, by
the changing centrifugal force of two balls (c c) to
which it is connected by links (d d), the balls being
attached to arms (e e) which are jointed to the top of
the spindle. The sleeve is connected with the throttle
valve or cut-off through a lever (f), and its motion
produces a greater supply of steam when the engine runs
too slowly and a less supply when too fast.

{Governor cut-off} (Steam Engine), a variable cut-off gear in
which the governor acts in such a way as to cause the
steam to be cut off from entering the cylinder at points
of the stroke dependent upon the engine's speed.

{Hydraulic governor} (Mach.), a governor which is operated by
the action of a liquid in flowing; a cataract.

governor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 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) [syn: {regulator}]

governor at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Centrifugal governor.png|thumb|right|A flyball governor (mechanical), connected to a linkage to regulate flow.

Alternative forms

* governour, gouvernor, gouvernour


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » govenour|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » gouvreneur|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » gubernator|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κυβερνήτης|tr=kybernetes||steersman, pilot, guide|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κυβερνάω|tr=kybernao||to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot|lang=grc.


* Inter: audio » En-us-governor.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • 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. In the modern United States, they are elected by the people of that state.
    1. A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
    2. A member of a decision-making for an organization or entity (including some public agencies) similar to or equivalent to a board of directors (used especially for banks); a member of the board of governors.
    3. : The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
    4. :: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, (November 6, 2009)
    5. Inter: informa » l father.
    6. Inter: informa » l Boss, employer.

      Derived terms

      * centrifugal governor

      Related terms

      * govern

  • government
  • governor-general, governor general, Governor-General, Governor General
  • gubernatorial


    Inter: trans-top » leader of a region or state
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|goewerneur
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|محافظ|m|tr=muḥāfiẓ|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|حاكم|m|tr=ḥākim|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|նահանգապետ|tr=nahangapet
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|governador|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|省長|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|省长|tr=shěngzhǎng|sc=Hani Inter: qualifier » esp. of a province, Inter: t » cmn|州長|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|州长|tr=zhōuzhǎng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|guvernér|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|guvernør|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gouverneur|m
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|guvernørur|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuvernööri, Inter: t+ » fi|maaherra
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gouverneur|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|კატაბანი|tr=katabani|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gouverneur|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κυβερνήτης|m|tr=kyvernítis
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|राज्यपाल|m|tr=rājyapāl|sc=Deva, Inter: t- » hi|गवर्नर|m|tr=gavarnar|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kormányzó

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|ríkisstjóri|m, Inter: t- » is|landstjóri|m, Inter: qualifier » dated Inter: t- » is|guvernör|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|知事|tr=ちじ, chiji|sc=Jpan
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|អភិបាល|sc=Khmr|tr=apʰi baal, Inter: t+ » km|ទេសាភិបាល|sc=Khmr|tr=teisaapʰibaal
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|지사|tr=jisa|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|知事|sc=Kore)
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|naatʼáanii
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|فرماندار|tr=farmândâr|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gubernator|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|governador|m
    • Romanian: guvernator {{n}}, guvernant {{m}}
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|губернатор|m|tr=gubernátor
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|guvernér|m
    • Sotho: Inter: t- » st|mmusi
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|gobernador|m, Inter: t+ » es|gobernadora|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|guvernör|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|gobernador
    • Taos: tòbúna (of pueblo)
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|thống đốc, Inter: t- » vi|thống sử

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » device which regulates or controls
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|regulátor|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|regelaar
    • Finnish: säädin, säätölaite
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Regler|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|regulator|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|регулятор|m|tr=reguljátor
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|rianadair|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|regulator|c, Inter: t- » sv|centrifugalregulator|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: gouverneur {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » it: governatore {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: 주지사 (jujisa)
    • Inter: ttbc » la: gubernator {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » pt: regulador {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » es: gobernador {{m}}

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English agent nouns -
    Translation: cs » governor
    Translation: cy » governor
    Translation: et » governor
    Translation: el » governor
    Translation: es » governor
    Translation: eo » governor
    Translation: fa » governor
    Translation: fr » governor
    Translation: ko » governor
    Translation: io » governor
    Translation: id » governor
    Translation: kn » governor
    Translation: kk » governor
    Translation: sw » governor
    Translation: ku » governor
    Translation: li » governor
    Translation: hu » governor
    Translation: mg » governor
    Translation: ml » governor
    Translation: my » governor
    Translation: no » governor
    Translation: pl » governor
    Translation: ru » governor
    Translation: sm » governor
    Category: simple:governor -
    Translation: fi » governor
    Translation: ta » governor
    Translation: te » governor
    Translation: tr » governor
    Translation: vi » governor
    Translation: zh » governor