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Definitions of governor

  1.   Governorship.
  2.   The chief executive of a state; one who is clothed with great legal authority; chief ruler; a mechanical device for regulating the speed of an engine.
  3.   a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine ( as by controlling the supply of fuel)
  4.   One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
  5.   A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
  6.   One who governs; chief executive of a state; a regulator, as of the speed of machinery.
  7.   The chief executive officer of a State of the American Union: a ruler: one invested with supreme authority: a tutor: ( machinery) a regulator, or contrivance for maintaining uniform velocity with a varying resistance: ( B.) a pilot.
  8.   One who rules or directs; one who is invested with supreme authority; a ruler; a tutor; in a machine, a contrivance for maintaining a uniform velocity with varying resistance; a regulator.
  9.   Chief magistrate; ruler.
  10.   One invested with supreme authority; a ruler; a tutor; a pilot; a pair of heavy balls connected with machinery, and designed to equalize the speed of steam- engines by operating on the throttle- valve of the engine.
  11.   the head of a state government
  12.   A pilot; a steersman.
  13.   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.

Quotes of governor

  1. You know, we- if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand, you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state. – David Axelrod
  2. I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years. – Mike Curb
  3. It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group. – Charles Edison
  4. We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected the executive branch while I was governor – John Engler
  5. And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business. – Christopher Gadsden
  6. If you're a governor of a big state, people sense your presence a little bit, even your fellow governors. – Ed Gillespie
  7. Frankly, Governor Romney in his career has created more jobs than the entire Obama cabinet combined, so he could actually talk about it. – Newt Gingrich
  8. The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.' – Harold H. Greene
  9. Here's a little known fact- Arnold is the first body builder to run for governor since Janet Reno. – David Letterman
  10. I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate, the responsibility to protect the people of my state. – Joe Manchin
  11. There are a lot of personal things that take place when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask. I will give him the best advice I can give. – Scott McCallum
  12. I plan on being a friend, a good leader and a good governor over these next three years. – John Rowland
  13. And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on, that now as the governor of the state of California, I am selling California worldwide. You see that? Selling. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  14. As governor there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime. Law enforcement is really a local issue. It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals. – Jesse Ventura

Usage examples for governor

  1. By the end of the second day the new governor had seized the Admiral's house. ” – Christopher Columbus by Mildred Stapley
  2. Did your governor send the money? ” – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. Then Belisarius will be Governor of Italy- for it will not last a year with the purple Prince- and he will wear away his fine strength here in idleness, when there is work enough to do in Persia. ” – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  4. “ Screwby, take Master Miles to his governor – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. The opinion of the governor they said, is but the opinion of one man. ” – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  6. I'm sorry for it, governor with all my heart! ” – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  7. Their destination had not been the palace of the Governor but that of the chief of the Moscow Third Section. ” – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  8. “ Is it you, Governor – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  9. “ " That must not be for very long, Governor observed Captain Wilson. ” – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  10. But still I think dear Governor and Will will be pretty comfortable this winter. ” – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  11. Just as hard, Willis found out that the governor had told his tailor to make the boy all the clothes he wanted. ” – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  12. What have you been doing all to- day, Governor – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  13. “ I believe the governor general was there, or some great person. ” – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. We were received by Governor Long, at the State House. ” – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  15. Farther to the south is the hill of Philopappus, so called after a Roman governor of that name. ” – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens
  16. There were plenty who agreed with the governor – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  17. “ I went to the Governor but he gave me no comfort. ” – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  18. Let me introduce you to Lady Holmhurst, wife of Lord Holmhurst, the New Zealand Governor you know. ” – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  19. It's a good thing as far as the boy's concerned, but I do feel sorry for his governor – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. The governor will give way at last, I should say. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope

Rhymes for governor