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1    a person who governs  
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)        gubernatorial  

governor general  
      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  
  governor-generalship      n  
lieutenant governor  
1    a deputy governor  
2    (in the U.S.) an elected official who acts as deputy to a state governor and succeeds him if he dies  
3      lieutenant-governor   (in Canada) the representative of the Crown in a province: appointed by the federal government acting for the Crown  
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administrator, boss     (informal)   chief, commander, comptroller, controller, director, executive, head, leader, manager, overseer, ruler, superintendent, supervisor  

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