- having authority; controlling or dominating
- impressive, esp. in a dignified or imperial way
- controlling or dominating by position: a commanding hilltop
- very large: a commanding lead
- Having command; controlling.
- Dominating, as by magnitude or position: took a commanding lead at the polls; a commanding view of the ocean.
- Present participle of command.
(comparative more commanding, superlative most commanding)
- The act of giving a command.