governor vs regulator what difference

what is difference between governor and regulator

English

Alternative forms

  • gouernour, gouvernor, gouvernour, governer, governour (all obsolete)
  • guvnah, guvnuh (both informal)

Etymology

From Middle English governour, from Old French gouvreneur, from Latin gubernator, from Ancient Greek κυβερνήτης (kubernḗtēs, steersman, pilot, guide), from κυβερνάω (kubernáō, to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot), of disputed origin. Doublet of gubernator.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, non-rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌv(ə)nə(ɹ)/
  • (US, rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌvəɹnəɹ/
  • (US, non-rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌvənə(ɹ)/
  • (US, rhotic, r-dissimilation) IPA(key): /ˈɡʌvənəɹ/

Noun

governor (plural governors, feminine governess)

  1. (politics) The chief executive officer of a first-level division of a country.
    • 1999, Karen O’Connor, The essentials of American government: continuity and change, p 17
      Younger voters are more libertarian in political philosophy than older voters and are credited with the success of libertarian governor Jesse Ventura of Minnesota
  2. A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
  3. A member of a decision-making for an organization or entity (including some public agencies) similar to or equivalent to a board of directors (used especially for banks); a member of the board of governors.
    • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, www.federalreserve.gov (November 6, 2009)
      The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
  4. (informal) Father.
  5. (informal) Boss, employer.
  6. (Britain, informal, dated) Term of address to a man; guv’nor.
  7. (grammar) A constituent of a phrase that governs another.
  8. (dated) One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.
  9. (nautical) A pilot; a steersman.

Synonyms

  • (head of a province): viceroy (of large divisions of a kingdom or empire); proconsul (of Roman regions, historical); bailiff, seneschal, intendant (of French regions, historical); tao tai (obsolete), circuit intendant, intendant, daotai (of Chinese regions, historical); provost (obsolete); gubernator (now humorous)

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Descendants

Translations


Middle English

Noun

governor

  1. Alternative form of governour


English

Etymology

regulate +‎ -or.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛɡ.jʊ.leɪt.ə/, /ˈɹɛɡ.jə.leɪt.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛɡ.ju.leɪt.ɚ/, /ˈɹɛɡ.jə.leɪt.ɚ/

Noun

regulator (plural regulators)

  1. A device that controls or limits something.
    The voltage regulator stopped working and the resulting overload destroyed the device.
  2. A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
  3. A very accurate clock, used by clockmakers to measure the timekeeping of each newly made clock.
  4. (genetics) A gene involved in controlling the expression of one or more other genes.
  5. (rail transport) A device that controls the supply of steam to the cylinders of a steam locomotive.
  6. (historical) A bulldozer (member of intimidating group of white US Southerners).

Derived terms

  • voltage regulator
  • battery regulator

Related terms

  • rector
  • regimen
  • regiment
  • régime
  • region
  • regular
  • regulate
  • regulation
  • rule

Translations

Further reading

  • regulator in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • regulator in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • regulator at OneLook Dictionary Search

Latin

Verb

rēgulātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of rēgulō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of rēgulō

Polish

Etymology

Internationalism from English regulator, German Regulator, French régulateur, from Latin rēgulō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛ.ɡuˈla.tɔr/

Noun

regulator m inan

  1. regulator (device which controls or regulates)
  2. regulator (person or group that sets standards of practice)

Declension

Further reading

  • regulator in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • regulator in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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