›[C]an organization that officially manages and controls a country or region, creating laws, collecting taxes, providing public services, etc.: The two governments have signed an agreement.This fiscal year would mark the third government surplus in a row for the first time in over 50 years.a federal/central/local/governmentgovernment official/regulator/employeeGlobal business leaders and government officials gathered in Spain Friday for a meeting aimed at breaking down remaining trade barriers.government agency/departmentSome government agencies have worked well together to combat terrorist financing.government policy/program/servicesthe Chinese/Italian/British governmentThe Chinese government has implemented economic reforms.
›[U]the people, systems, etc. that manage or control a country or region: The goal is to identify opportunities to reduce the cost of government.a democratic form of government.The President spoke of restoring confidence in government.
form a government›to bring political parties together to make a government when none of them has received a large enough number of votes in an election to control the government: The former prime minister was seeking support from smaller parties to help form a government.
the government[S]›the government of a particular country, especially the country you are in or the one you have already referred to: The government is proposing changes to subsidies for renewable energy sources.The figures are based on the government's survey of the labor force.