- (historical) An official in charge of a district of Nazi Germany.
- Any overbearing or unpleasant official, especially a local official.
- 1973: Five minutes later, Martland and his gauleiters canter in and whisk poor Hockbottle off to the Cottage Hospital of evil fame. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 30)
- originally stood for "GNU C Compiler", but now stands for "GNU Compiler Collection".
- A collection of compilers for C, C++, Fortran, etc. The compilers aim to be first and foremost standards-compliant and correct. This differs from other compilers many of which are developed by commercial companies and specialised to show off their hardware or software. Java support (GCJ) is a new and not yet robust.
- w:Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Gulf Cooperation Council
- An election, usually held at regular intervals, in which candidates are elected in all or most constituencies of a nation
- A man of breeding or higher class.
- A polite term referring to a man.
- Please direct this to the menswear department.
- (context, in plural only) A polite form of address to a group of men.
- Follow me, gentlemen.
- (gentlemen's) Toilets intended for use by men.
noun (Plural: gentlewomen)
- (context, obsolete) A woman of the nobility
- : "Gentlewoman: Since his majesty went into the field, I have seen her rise from her bed, throw her night-gown upon...", from w:Macbeth, Macbeth by w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare.
- government by old people.
- The act of gerrymandering.
verb (wikipedia, gerrymandering)
- By this iniquitous practice, which is known as the , the party in a minority in each State is allowed to get only about one-half or one-quarter of its proper share of representation.
- A voting district skewed by gerrymandering.
- Any citizen looking at a map of district 12 could immediately tell that it was a because of the ridiculous way it cut across 4 counties while carving up neighborhoods in half.
- (transitive) To divide a geographic area into voting districts in such a way as to give an unfair advantage to one party in an election.
- (transitive, by extension) To draw dividing lines for other types of districts in an unintuitive way to favor a particular group or for other perceived gain.
- The superintendent helped the school district lines in order to keep the children of the wealthy gated community in the better school all the way across town.
- (title) Governor
- (transitive) To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
- (transitive) To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
- Govern yourselves like civilized people.
- a student who could not his impulses.
- (transitive) To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
- Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
- (transitive) To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
- a valve that governs fuel intake.
- (intransitive) To exercise political authority; to run a government.
- (intransitive) To have or exercise a determining influence.
In business, governance is the accountability for: consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights.
- the process, or the power, of governing; government or administration
- the specific system by which a political system is ruled
- the group of people who make up an administrative body
- the state of being governed
- the body with the power to make and/or enforce laws for a country, land area, people, or organization.
- a group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
- the state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
- the management or control of a system.
- the tenure of a chief of state.
- The leader of a region or state that is a member of a federation or an empire. In Roman Empire, Rome, they were endorsed by the emperor and appointed by the Senate. In the modern United States, they are elected by the people of that state.
- A device which regulates or controls some action of a machine through automatic feedback.
- (informal) father
- (informal) boss, employer
- Graphics Processing Unit
- A dominion or nation ruled by an grand duke or grand duchess as a self-governing state. See also: duchy
- ruler or monarch of a Grand Duchy, grand duchy
- son or grandson of a czar (emperor) of the Russian Empire. (A more literal translation of the Russian would be "grand prince".)
- The giving of national funds to subsidize a local or regional project
- Providing funds to an institution (such as a school) or person to subsidize a specific project or activity, such as a scholarship
- (idiom) People and society at the local level rather than at the national centre of political activity
- The essential foundation or source of something
proper noun The great, Great war, War
- World War I
- A common English surname; either a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green, or was just fond of the colour
proper noun the
- The particular green party of a country.
- Related to a governor.
- A society ruled by women.