|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|
|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"
|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"
|8.||[ verb ] exercise authoritative control or power over|
"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|
"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|