2 the ruler or chief magistrate of a colony, province, etc.
3 the representative of the Crown in a British colony
4 (Brit) the senior administrator or head of a society, prison, etc.
5 the chief executive of any state in the U.S.
6 a device that controls the speed of an engine, esp. by regulating the supply of fuel, etc., either to limit the maximum speed or to maintain a constant speed
7 (Grammar, Also called) head
a a word in a phrase or clause that is the principal item and gives the function of the whole, as hat in the big red hat
b (as modifier)
a governor noun
8 (Brit) informal a name or title of respect for a father, employer, etc.
, (Related adj)
n pl , governors general, governor generals
1 the representative of the Crown in a dominion of the Commonwealth or a British colony; vicegerent
2 (Brit) a governor with jurisdiction or precedence over other governors
2 (in the U.S.) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies
lieutenant-governor (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
administrator, boss (informal) chief, commander, comptroller, controller, director, executive, head, leader, manager, overseer, ruler, superintendent, supervisor
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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