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At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.
Kathleen Blanco

Meaning of "governor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GOVERNOR

governor  [ˈɡʌvənə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOVERNOR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Governor 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 GOVERNOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Governor

A governor is, in most cases, an individual public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state. In federations, governor may be the title of the politician who governs a constituent state and may be either appointed or elected. The power of the individual governor can vary dramatically between political systems, with some governors having only nominal, largely ceremonial power, while others have complete power over the entire government. The title Governor is less common in parliamentary systems such as in some European nations and many of their former colonies, which use titles such as President of the Regional Council in France, President of the Regional Junta in Italy and Ministerpräsident in Germany, where in some states there are governorates as sub-state administrative regions. Other countries using different titles for sub-national units include Mexico, United States and Switzerland.

Definition of governor in the English dictionary

The first definition of governor in the dictionary is a person who governs. Other definition of governor is the ruler or chief magistrate of a colony, province, etc. Governor is also the representative of the Crown in a British colony.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GOVERNOR


Adana
ˈædənə
air-conditioner
ˈɛəkənˌdɪʃ ənə
bottle-opener
ˈbɒtəlˌəʊpənə
commissioner
kəˈmɪʃənə
conditioner
kənˈdɪʃənə
evener
ˈiːvənə
Helena
ˈhɛlənə
lieutenant-governor
lefˌtenəntˈɡʌvənə
listener
ˈlɪsənə
livener
ˈlaɪvənə
opener
ˈəʊpənə
practitioner
prækˈtɪʃənə
prisoner
ˈprɪzənə
Ramayana
rɑːˈmaɪənə
ravener
ˈrævənə
softener
ˈsɒfənə
strengthener
ˈstreŋθənə
summoner
ˈsʌmənə
Tavener
ˈtævənə
taverner
ˈtævənə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOVERNOR

government issue
government man
government monopoly
Government Printing Office
government securities
government stock
government-owned corporation
governmental
governmentalise
governmentalism
governmentalist
governmentalize
governmentally
governmentese
governor general
Governor-General
governor-generalship
governorate
governors general
governorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOVERNOR

Asia Minor
assignor
demeanor
donor
honor
kronor
lieutenant governor
mainpernor
manor
Medal of Honor
minor
misdemeanor
Monsignor
Murphy-O´Connor
nor
O´Connor
prison governor
Radnor
signor
tenor

Synonyms and antonyms of governor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GOVERNOR»

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

Translation of «governor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOVERNOR

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

Translator English - Chinese

州长
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gobernador
570 millions of speakers

English

governor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

राज्यपाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محافظ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

губернатор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

governador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাজ্যপাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gouverneur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gabenor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gouverneur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

知事
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

총독
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gubernur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Thống đốc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவர்னர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राज्यपाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Vali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

governatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gubernator
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

губернатор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

guvernator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κυβερνήτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goewerneur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

guvernör
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

guvernør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of governor

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNOR»

The term «governor» is very widely used and occupies the 8.472 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOVERNOR» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GOVERNOR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word governor.
1
Lamar Alexander
The composition of the primary is so different than when I was first elected governor in 1978.
2
Kathleen Blanco
God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor.
3
Kathleen Blanco
At the state level, we must take a careful look at what went wrong and make sure it never happens again. The buck stops here, and as your governor, I take full responsibility.
4
Bob Buckhorn
The governor has a role in terms of declaring a state of emergency.
5
Anne Cox Chambers
When my sister and I came along, my father's political life was completely over. He ran for president the year I was born. So that was the end of it. He had been congressman first, then governor, before all that. So when we came along, he was running the Dayton newspaper.
6
Ben Chandler
When I finished my term, I thought about running for governor then but decided not to because, frankly, I didn't think I was ready. I wasn't comfortable that I was prepared to do the job.
7
Charlie Crist
When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill.
8
Mike Curb
I was the last Republican lieutenant governor and it's been over 20 years.
9
Gray Davis
As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
10
Gray Davis
There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOVERNOR»

Discover the use of governor in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to governor and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
Find out the true origins of The Governor, the most vile and deadly villain to appear in The Walking Dead series.
Robert Kirkman, 2011
2
I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked
The result was a resounding defeat in November. "I, Candidate" tells the story of Sinclair's campaign while also capturing the turbulent political mood of the 1930s.
Upton Sinclair, 1994
3
Me, Governor?: My Life in the Rough-and-tumble World of New ...
Filled with lively, incisive anecdotes that record how the author restored respectability to the office of New Jersey governor--after Jim McGreevey resigned due to a homosexual affair--and set a record for good politics and good government ...
Richard J. Codey, 2011
4
Being Governor: The View from the Office
This book examines the changing role of the governor in our federal system, giving particular attention to recent developments.
Thad L. Beyle, Lynn Roy Muchmore, 1983
5
Governor William Bradford's Letter Book
From this collection, we can better appreciate the complex reality that lies behind our idealized image of ""the Pilgrim Fathers.
William Bradford, John Kemp, 2001
6
Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor
Pontius Pilate examines the portraits of this Roman governor found in the Gospels.
Warren Carter, 2003
7
Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs of Governor ...
His account is only fully available in this edition, featuring extensive commentary by Thomas S. Abler. Thomas S. Abler is a professor of anthropology at the University of Waterloo.
Governor Blacksnake, Thomas S. Abler, 2005
8
Parliament, the Executive and the Governor-General: A ...
This book on federal executive power in Australia examines what the Commonwealth government can do withour legislative authorization, and considers in detail the constitutional relationships between the Queen and the Governor-General, the ...
George Winterton, 1983
9
Governor Alexander Martin: Biography of a North Carolina ...
The final three chapters of the book include information about his years in the U.S. Senate, his retirement at his home "Danbury" in Rockingham, North Carolina, his relationship with his family and his very detailed last will and testament.
Charles D. Rodenbough, 2004
10
Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor
The former governor of Alaska recounts his childhood, education, war experiences, and political career
Jay Hammond, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOVERNOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term governor is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker enters crowded race for US …
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced on social media Monday morning that he's running for president, tweeting “I'm in.”. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
2
Vyapam Scam: Governor Named in Computer Files Cited as Key …
Bhopal: Ignoring protocol and ignominy, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has refused to resign despite being named "Accused ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
3
Ebonyi governor visits Obasanjo, seeks support for President
After a brief meeting with the governor and his entourage, during which journalists were present, Umahi, like others who paid Obasanjo similar ... «The Guardian Nigeria, Jul 15»
4
Governor Cuomo Making Fresh Produce More Available to New …
ALBANY, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving more than $350,000 to help low-income families and veterans access healthier ... «My Twin Tiers.com, Jul 15»
5
Peter Kinder will seek Missouri governor's office in 2016
But Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder stood on the parking lot of the New York Grill here on Sunday and declared a bid to be the next governor ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
6
The governor says we're rude (but he also says we're right)
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, left, listens to the National Anthem with NCDOT Chairman Ned Curran, right, during the opening of the ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
7
Hanaway has $1.5 million for campaign for Missouri governor
Hanaway faces a showdown with at least three other declared Republican candidates who also hope to be Missouri's next governor. Others ... «WGEM, Jul 15»
8
Tour includes Governor's Residence gardens
North Dakota's first lady Betsy Dalrymple walks through the garden area of the Governor's Residence that is on THEO Art School's upcoming ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»
9
Governor Brown to sign 'Fair Shot' bills
“The four pieces of legislation strengthen the economic security of working families across Oregon, but our work is not done,” Governor Brown ... «KOIN.com, Jul 15»
10
Wike will be removed as Rivers Governor soon, APC candidate says
The APC candidate said six weeks after assuming office, Mr. Wike is yet to make any single policy statement, rather, he said, the governor ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»

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