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Mayor vs. Governor

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mayor and Governor is that the Mayor is a head of municipal government such as a town or city and Governor is a governing official.

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  • Mayor (noun)

    The leader of a city, or a municipality, sometimes just a figurehead and sometimes a powerful position. In some countries, the mayor is elected by the citizens or by the city council.

  • Mayor (noun)

    By restriction, a male municipal leader

  • Mayor (noun)

    The steward of some royal courts, particularly in early Medieval France

  • Governor (noun)

    The chief executive officer of a province or provincial-level division of a country.

  • Governor (noun)

    A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.

  • Governor (noun)

    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.

    "The seven members of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate."

  • Governor (noun)

    father.

  • Governor (noun)

    Boss, employer.

  • Governor (noun)

    A constituent of a phrase that governs another.

  • Governor (noun)

    One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.

  • Governor (noun)

    A pilot; a steersman.

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  • Mayor (noun)

    (in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) the head of a town, borough, or county council, elected by council members and generally having purely ceremonial duties.

  • Mayor (noun)

    (in the US, Canada, and certain other countries) the head of a municipal corporation, elected by the public.

  • Governor (noun)

    an official appointed to govern a town or region.

  • Governor (noun)

    the elected executive head of a state of the US.

  • Governor (noun)

    the representative of the British Crown in a colony or in a Commonwealth state that regards the monarch as head of state.

  • Governor (noun)

    the head of a public institution

    "the governor of the Bank of England"

  • Governor (noun)

    a member of a governing body.

  • Governor (noun)

    the person in authority; one's employer.

  • Governor (noun)

    a device automatically regulating the supply of fuel, steam, or water to a machine, ensuring uniform motion or limiting speed.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Mayor (noun)

    The chief magistrate of a city or borough; the chief administrative officer of a municipal corporation. In some American cities there is a city court of which the major is chief judge. The post is usually elective, its holder chosen by the electorate of the entire city.

  • Governor (noun)

    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.

  • Governor (noun)

    One who has the care or guardianship of a young man; a tutor; a guardian.

  • Governor (noun)

    A pilot; a steersman.

  • Governor (noun)

    A contrivance applied to steam engines, water wheels, and other machinery, to maintain nearly uniform speed when the resistances and motive force are variable.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mayor (noun)

    the head of a city government

  • Governor (noun)

    the head of a state government

  • Governor (noun)

    a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

Princeton's WordNet

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