- one's father.
- one's employer.
- any man of superior rank or status.
Origin of governor
pronunciation note for governor
OTHER WORDS FROM governorsub·gov·er·nor, noun un·der·gov·er·nor, noun
Words nearby governor
Example sentences from the Web for governor
Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.
The governor of Punjab province, a Muslim man, called publicly for leniency for her.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner! |Olivia Nuzzi |January 8, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Duke was a state representative whose neo-Nazi alliances were disgorged in media reports during his run for governor in 1991.
Abramoff said that the governor needed to remember to “be humble.”Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv |Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich |January 7, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Burr, in committee, frankly declared that the surplus was to establish a bank, and Governor Jay signed the bill.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 |Albert J. Beveridge
What is more, the Sultan looked upon the governor himself as nothing better than a sponge.
One of them is now in the possession of the Governor, and tolerably well reconciled to his new master.A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay |Watkin Tench
In the first place, one hundred lads were selected and handed over to the governor, as so many apprentices to the sea.The Crater |James Fenimore Cooper
The assembly was composed of the Governor, the privy counsellors and the burgesses.
British Dictionary definitions for governor
- 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
- (as modifier)a governor noun