n.1.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.
2.One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
3.(Naut.) A pilot; a steersman.
4.(Mach.) A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.
Governor cut-off
(Steam Engine) a variable cut-off gear in which the governor acts in such a way as to cause the steam to be cut off from entering the cylinder at points of the stroke dependent upon the engine's speed.
Hydraulic governor
(Mach.) a governor which is operated by the action of a liquid in flowing; a cataract.
Noun1.governor - the head of a state government
2.governor - a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
Synonyms: regulator

GOVERNOR. The title of the executive magistrate in each state and territory of the United States. Under the names of the particular states, the reader will find some of the duties of the governor of such state.

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