1. [ noun ] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Synonyms: bidding bid dictation
Related terms: speech_act order commandment injunction commission open_sesame behest countermand bid dictate
2. [ noun ] (military) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
Related terms: military_unit afspc acc military
3. [ verb ] (military) be in command of

"The general commanded a huge army"

Related terms: dominate general officer commanding_officer commander air_force_officer
4. [ verb ] make someone do something
Synonyms: require compel
Related terms: order forbid requisition charge requisition
5. [ verb ] (law) demand as one's due

: "This speaker commands a high fee" "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

Related terms: demand
6. [ noun ] (law) the power or authority to command

: "an admiral in command"

Related terms: authority authorization control
7. [ noun ] availability for use

"the materials at the command of the potters grew"

Related terms: handiness
8. [ verb ] exercise authoritative control or power over
Synonyms: control

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

Related terms: manage hold govern steer govern dominate preside steer preside monopolize hold_sway preoccupy preoccupy regiment corner harness call_the_shots internationalise charm hold_one's_own control commanding_officer commander air_force_officer
9. [ noun ] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
Synonyms: mastery control

"a good command of French"

Related terms: skillfulness master
10. [ verb ] look down on
Synonyms: overlook overtop dominate

"The villa dominates the town"

Related terms: lie lie shadow overlook
11. [ noun ] a position of highest authority

"the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

Related terms: status control
12. [ noun ] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
Synonyms: statement program_line instruction
Related terms: code call toggle command_line macro system_error link program computer_science
Similar spelling:   commando