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governor

[ guhv-er-ner, ‐uh-ner ]SEE DEFINITION OF governor

Synonyms for governor

  • administrator
  • boss
  • chief
  • commander
  • comptroller
  • controller
  • director
  • executive
  • head
  • leader
  • manager
  • overseer
  • ruler
  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • chief of state
  • gubernatorial leader
  • guv
  • head honcho
  • presiding officer
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Antonyms for governor

  • employee
  • follower
  • worker
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOVERNOR

He was thirty years in my governor's service, and doesn't understand my ways.

And before you got off the beams, Andrew, the governor of this State will have signed a pardon for you.

The Governor won't be here for half an hour; bolt the door and have it out.

When the Governor or President V-toes a bill, is he supposed to put his foot on it?

On the other side of the Rock you can read how Governor Nieto carried the faith to them.

But what dignitary is this crossing from the other side to greet the governor?

He had known Jack's governor for years, and so a too formal introduction was unnecessary.

The governor assented and went, saying he would return within an hour.

This raised a storm: the planters, the custom-house, and the governor, were all against him.

Nelson wrote to thank the governor for the humanity which he had displayed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, gouernour, "personal keeper, protector, guide," from Old French governeor (11c., Modern French gouverneur) and directly from Latin gubernatorem (nominative gubernator) "director, ruler, governor," originally "steersman, pilot" (see govern). Meaning "subordinate ruler; head of a province, etc." is from late 14c. The adjective gubernatorial remembers the Latin form.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GOVERNOR

administrator

nounperson who manages organization
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