An example of a governor is Jerry Brown, the Governor of California.
An example of a governor is a member of a group of people who oversea an educational institution; the board of governors of a college.
- A person appointed to govern a dependency, province, town, fort, etc.
- The elected head of any state of the U.S.
- Any of the group of persons who direct an organization or institution.The board of governors of a hospital.
- (chiefly brit.) The person in charge of an organization or institution, as a prison.
- The chief executive of a state in the United States.
- An official appointed to govern a colony or territory.
- A member of a governing body.
The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, www.federalreserve.gov (November 6, 2009)
Origin of governor
- From Middle English govenour, from Old French gouvreneur, from Latin gubernator, from Ancient Greek κυβερνήτης (kybernetes, “steersman, pilot, guide”), from κυβερνάω (kybernao, “to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot”).