Webster 1913 Edition
gouverneur, fr. L.
gubernatorsteersman, ruler, governor. See
One who governs; especially, one who is invested with the supreme executive authority in a State; a chief ruler or magistrate;“The governor of the town.”
One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
A pilot; a steersman.
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.–
a governor which is operated by the action of a liquid in flowing; a cataract.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.One who is invested with supreme authority to administer or enforce the laws; the supreme executive magistrate of a state, commmunity, corporation or post. Thus, in America, each state has its governor; Canada has its governor.
2.A tutor; one who has the care of a young man; one who instructs him and forms his manners.
3.A pilot; one who steers a ship. James 3.
4.One possessing delegated authority. Joseph was governor over the land of Egypt. Obadiah was governor over Ahab's house. Damascus had a governor under Aretas the king.