n. A steersman; a pilot.n. The person invested with the supreme executive power in a state or community; specifically, as a personal title, the chief magistrate of a state or province: as, the governor of Connecticut; the governor of Newfoundland. As a title, abbreviated Gov.n. One who is charged with the direction or control of an undertaking or institution: as, the governors of the Bank of England; the governor of a prison or hospital.n. A tutor; one who has the care of a young man; one who instructs a pupil and forms his manners. Compare governess, 2.n. A father; a master or superior; an employer; an elderly person.n. In machinery, a self-acting regulator which controls a supply of steam, gas, or water; especially, any device for automatically regulating the amount of power developed in a machine, as in a steamengine.n. See the adjectives.n. The regulator used in arc-lamps to control the current. See regulator.