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I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
Ahmed Ben Bella

Meaning of "government" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GOVERNMENT

government  [ˈɡʌvənmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOVERNMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Government is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GOVERNMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Government

A government is the system by which a state or community is governed. In Commonwealth English, a government more narrowly refers to the particular executive in control of a state at a given time—known in American English as an administration. In American English, government refers to the larger system by which any state is organised. Furthermore, government is occasionally used in English as a synonym for governance. In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state. A form of government, or form of state governance, refers to the set of political systems and institutions that make up the organisation of a specific government. Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways. For this reason, political scientists generally argue that government should not be studied by itself; but should be studied along with anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, science, and sociology.

Definition of government in the English dictionary

The first definition of government in the dictionary is the exercise of political authority over the actions, affairs, etc, of a political unit, people, etc, as well as the performance of certain functions for this unit or body; the action of governing; political rule and administration. Other definition of government is the system or form by which a community, etc, is ruled. Government is also the executive policy-making body of a political unit, community, etc; ministry or administration.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GOVERNMENT


abandonment
əˈbændənmənt
apportionment
əˈpɔːʃənmənt
bedizenment
bɪˈdaɪzənmənt
chastenment
ˈtʃeɪsənmənt
disheartenment
dɪsˈhɑːt ənmənt
disillusionment
ˌdɪsɪˈluːʒ ənmənt
disimprisonment
ˌdɪsɪmˈprɪzənmənt
emblazonment
ɪmˈbleɪzənmənt
empoisonment
ɪmˈpɔɪzənmənt
enlightenment
ɪnˈlaɪtənmənt
enlivenment
ɪnˈlaɪv ənmənt
environment
ɪnˈvaɪrənmənt
imprisonment
ɪmˈprɪzənmənt
microenvironment
ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt
misgovernment
ˈmɪsˈɡʌvənmənt
partitionment
pɑːˈtɪʃənmənt
prisonment
ˈprɪzənmənt
proportionment
prəˈpɔːʃənmənt
reapportionment
ˌriːəˈpɔːʃənmənt
refashionment
riːˈfæʃənmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOVERNMENT

governing principle
Government Accountability Office
government action
government bond
Government Broker
government corporation
government department
government expenditure
Government House
government housing
government in waiting
government issue
government man
government monopoly
Government Printing Office
government securities
government stock
government-owned corporation
governmental
governmentalise

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOVERNMENT

adjournment
adornment
advertisement
alignment
assignment
attainment
built environment
cantonment
central government
consignment
containment
Department of the Environment
e-government
entertainment
Federal Government
infotainment
local government
national government
national unity government
open government
realignment

Synonyms and antonyms of government in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GOVERNMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «government» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of government

Translation of «government» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOVERNMENT

Find out the translation of government to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of government from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «government» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

政府
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gobierno
570 millions of speakers

English

government
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सरकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حُكُومَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

правительство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

governo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gouvernement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerajaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Regierung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

政府
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemerintah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chính phủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அரசாங்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hükümet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

governo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rząd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уряд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

guvern
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυβέρνηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

regering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

regering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

regjering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of government

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNMENT»

The term «government» is very widely used and occupies the 1.468 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «government» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «government» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about government

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «GOVERNMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word government.
1
Spiro T. Agnew
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
2
Sharron Angle
You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available.
3
Ahmed Ben Bella
I'm optimistic because I'm pragmatic: Neither of the two sides, the military government nor the Islamic front, is capable of winning. If they continue to fight, they will both bleed to death.
4
James Bovard
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
5
Belle Boyd
If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.
6
Jan Brewer
I am encouraged that there's going to be much better dialogue between the federal government and the state of Arizona. I mean, I hope that's not wishful thinking.
7
Paul Broun
Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That's socialism.
8
Ginny Brown-Waite
American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.
9
Robert Byrd
I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst.
10
Vince Cable
Now the main areas of higher education that still enjoy considerable financial support from government are subjects like engineering and science and the research ringfence which is the basic minimum to protect Britain's scientific competitiveness.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOVERNMENT»

Discover the use of government in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to government and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Death by Government
This is R. J. Rummel's fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and government mass murder, or what he calls democide.
R. J. Rummel, 2011
2
Jennifer Government
A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Max Barry, 2004
3
American Government: Institutions and Policies
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James Wilson, John DiIulio, Jr., Meena Bose, 2012
4
Second Treatise of Government
To the extent that this is true, these ideologies are ultimately attacks on the ideas that Locke, arguably more than any other, helped to make the universal vocabulary of political discourse.
John Locke, C. B. Macpherson, 1980
5
American Government
This book's basic structure makes it readable and informative.
Robert A. Heineman, Thomas Houser Rasmussen, 1995
6
American Government: Brief Version
This popular brief edition text maintains the framework of the Wilson, DiIulio, and Bose complete text, emphasizing the historical development of the American political system, who governs, and to what ends.
James Wilson, John DiIulio, Jr., Meena Bose, 2013
7
American Government: Institutions and Policies: The Essentials
Acclaimed for the scholarship of its prominent authors and the clarity of its narrative, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS preserves the structure of the main text but replaces the policy chapters with one brief chapter on the ...
James Wilson, John DiIulio, Jr., Meena Bose, 2012
8
Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy
What tools do citizens and consumers need to evaluate the effectiveness of government contracts? How can the work be structured for optimal performance as well as compliance with public values?
Jody Freeman, Martha Minow, 2009
9
Agile Project Management for Government
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have committed to introducing agile change management for faster results with cheaper implementation at lower risk.
Brian Wernham, 2012
10
American Government: The Essentials
The Essentials preserves the structure of the main text but replaces the policy chapters with one brief chapter on the policymaking process.
James Wilson, John DiIulio, Jr., 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOVERNMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term government is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu begins talks on forming coalition …
Turkey's prime minister has begun a first round of talks on forming a coalition government by meeting members of the main opposition party. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Government back to drawing board on international operations of …
New Delhi: Government is back to the drawing board on the issue of easing norms for international operations by domestic airlines, with the ... «IBNLive, Jul 15»
3
Texans monitor Jade Helm military training amid fears of …
... about the exercise, but added that suspicion was a natural consequence of the federal government's generally untrustworthy behaviour. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
NGO alert: Cambodia legislation gives government new powers to …
What happened: The government has just passed a Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (LANGO) which will impose ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Australian Government prohibits funding of rooftop solar by 'green …
The Australian government has written to Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) instructing it to stop providing finance for ... «pv magazine, Jul 15»
6
Government will launch more variants under the Jan Dhan umbrella …
In May 2015, the government had launched three social security programmes -- the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), the ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
7
US Government Bonds Pull Back for Third Consecutive Day
A debt deal to keep Greece in the eurozone sent investors out of ultrasafe U.S. government debt on Monday, pushing the yield on the ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
The government's plans are nothing short of an attack on social …
Even with the £100,000 discount paid for by the government, this will erode Housing Associations' asset bases and thus their ability to borrow ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
9
Government by the Pizza Slice
A government that tries to do everything ends up doing many things badly, which is why so many Americans lack confidence in government. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
10
Possibility Of A Government Shutdown Now 33%
I said last week that there was no more than a 25 percent chance the government shuts down when this fiscal year begins on October 1. «Forbes, Jul 15»

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