Governor general to Grade
(Gov"ern*or gen"er*al) A governor who has lieutenant or deputy governors under
him; as, the governor general of Canada, of India.
(Gov"ern*or*ship), n. The office of a governor.
(Gow"an) n. [Scot., fr. Gael. gugan bud, flower, daisy.]
1. The daisy, or mountain daisy. [Scot.]
And pu'd the gowans fine.Burns.
2. (Min.) Decomposed granite.
(Gow"an*y) a. Having, abounding in, or decked with, daisies. [Scot.]
Sweeter than gowany glens or new-mown hay.Ramsay.
(Gowd) n. [Cf. Gold.] Gold; wealth. [Scot.]
The man's the gowd for a' that.Burns.
(Gowd"en) a. Golden. [Scot.]
(Gow"die) n. (Zoöl.) See Dragont. [Scot.]
(Gowd"nook") n. (Zoöl.) The saury pike; called also gofnick.
(Gowk) v. t. [See Gawk.] To make a, booby of one); to stupefy. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Gowk), n. [See Gawk.] (Zoöl.)
1. The European cuckoo; called also gawky.
2. A simpleton; a gawk or gawky.
(Gowl) v. i. [OE. gaulen, goulen. Cf. Yawl, v. i.] To howl. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Gown) n. [OE. goune, prob. from W. gwn gown, loose robe, akin to Ir. gunn, Gael. gùn; cf.
OF. gone, prob. of the same origin.]
1. A loose, flowing upper garment; especially: (a) The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or
silk gown. (b) The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and
officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from
He Mars deposed, and arms to gowns made yield.Dryden.
(c) A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing gown.
2. Any sort of dress or garb.
He comes . . . in the gown of humility.Shak.
(Gowned) p. a. Dressed in a gown; clad.
Gowned in pure white, that fitted to the shape.Tennyson.