DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

government meaning

EN[ˈɡʌvənmənt] [ˈɡʌvɚ(n)mənt]
US UK
WGovernment
  • A government is the system by which a state or community is governed. In the Commonwealth of Nations, the word government is also used more narrowly to refer to the collective group of people that exercises executive authority in a state.
  • In the case of its broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state.
  • Government of any kind currently affects every human activity in many important ways.

    Definition of government in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgovernmentsSUF-ment
    1. The body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, land area, people or organization.
      1. Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
    2. (grammar, linguistics) The relationship between a word and its dependents.
      1. A group of people who hold a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a given territory.
        1. The state and its administration viewed as the ruling political power.
          1. Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins.
        2. NU The management or control of a system.
          1. Economocracy is government of the people, for the plutocrats, by their puppets. ‎
        3. The tenure of a chief of state.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • It says that export controls on specific items or technologies should last no longer than 1 year unless the government can recertify them.
            • Once again, the industry got itself in trouble and government had to bail it out.
            • This is a Government that meets its economic targets and does not move the goal posts.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Government MP's sympathetic to the opposition's arguments are starting to break cover.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The rebel forces are trying to bring down the president and his government.
            • The current crisis stems from the short-sighted politics of the previous government.
            • Families doing it tough will receive more assistance from the government.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en governments
            2. en governmental
            3. en governmentist
            4. en governmentese
            5. en governmentism
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of government for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "government" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
            Difficultness: Level 1
            12345678910
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 9
            12345678910
            Definite    ➨     Versatile
            0.108