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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gov·er·nor /ˈgʌvṇɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gov·ern·or 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. “The governor of the town.”
 2. One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
 3. Naut. A pilot; a steersman. [R.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the head of a state government
      2: a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by
         controlling the supply of fuel) [syn: regulator]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (1.) Heb. nagid, a prominent, conspicuous person, whatever his
    capacity: as, chief of the royal palace (2 Chr. 28:7; comp. 1
    Kings 4:6), chief of the temple (1 Chr. 9:11; Jer. 20:1), the
    leader of the Aaronites (1 Chr. 12:27), keeper of the sacred
    treasury (26:24), captain of the army (13:1), the king (1 Sam.
    9:16), the Messiah (Dan. 9:25).
      (2.) Heb. nasi, raised; exalted. Used to denote the chiefs of
    families (Num. 3:24, 30, 32, 35); also of tribes (2:3; 7:2;
    3:32). These dignities appear to have been elective, not
      (3.) Heb. pakid, an officer or magistrate. It is used of the
    delegate of the high priest (2 Chr. 24:11), the Levites (Neh.
    11:22), a military commander (2 Kings 25:19), Joseph's officers
    in Egypt (Gen. 41:34).
      (4.) Heb. shallit, one who has power, who rules (Gen. 42:6;
    Ezra 4:20; Eccl. 8:8; Dan. 2:15; 5:29).
      (5.) Heb. aluph, literally one put over a thousand, i.e., a
    clan or a subdivision of a tribe. Used of the "dukes" of Edom
    (Gen. 36), and of the Jewish chiefs (Zech. 9:7).
      (6.) Heb. moshel, one who rules, holds dominion. Used of many
    classes of rulers (Gen. 3:16; 24:2; 45:8; Ps. 105:20); of the
    Messiah (Micah 5:2); of God (1 Chr. 29:12; Ps. 103:19).
      (7.) Heb. sar, a ruler or chief; a word of very general use.
    It is used of the chief baker of Pharaoh (Gen. 40:16); of the
    chief butler (40:2, etc. See also Gen. 47:6; Ex. 1:11; Dan. 1:7;
    Judg. 10:18; 1 Kings 22:26; 20:15; 2 Kings 1:9; 2 Sam. 24:2). It
    is used also of angels, guardian angels (Dan. 10:13, 20, 21;
    12:1; 10:13; 8:25).
      (8.) Pehah, whence _pasha_, i.e., friend of the king;
    adjutant; governor of a province (2 Kings 18:24; Isa. 36:9; Jer.
    51: 57; Ezek. 23:6, 23; Dan. 3:2; Esther 3: 12), or a perfect
    (Neh. 3:7; 5:14; Ezra 5:3; Hag. 1:1). This is a foreign word,
    Assyrian, which was early adopted into the Hebrew idiom (1 Kings
      (9.) The Chaldean word _segan_ is applied to the governors of
    the Babylonian satrapies (Dan. 3:2, 27; 6:7); the prefects over
    the Magi (2:48). The corresponding Hebrew word _segan_ is used
    of provincial rulers (Jer. 51:23, 28, 57); also of chiefs and
    rulers of the people of Jerusalem (Ezra 9:2; Neh. 2:16; 4:14,
    19; 5:7, 17; 7:5; 12:40).
      In the New Testament there are also different Greek words
    rendered thus.
      (1.) Meaning an ethnarch (2 Cor. 11:32), which was an office
    distinct from military command, with considerable latitude of
      (2.) The procurator of Judea under the Romans (Matt. 27:2).
    (Comp. Luke 2:2, where the verb from which the Greek word so
    rendered is derived is used.)
      (3.) Steward (Gal. 4:2).
      (4.) Governor of the feast (John 2:9), who appears here to
    have been merely an intimate friend of the bridegroom, and to
    have presided at the marriage banquet in his stead.
      (5.) A director, i.e., helmsman; Lat. gubernator, (James 3:4).