Command meaning

kə-mănd
The definition of a command is an order or the authority to command.

An example of command is a dog owner telling their dog to sit.

An example of command is the job of controlling a group of military people.

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To have control or authority over; rule.

A general who commands an army.

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To direct with authority; give orders to.
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To give orders.
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The act of commanding.
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The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.

To have command of an army.

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Ability to control or use; mastery.

Command of four languages.

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To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander.
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The post where the person in command is stationed.
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An order; direction; mandate.
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(obs.) To demand authoritatively.
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To overlook, as from a height.
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The act of commanding.
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Authority to command.
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Power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.

He had command of the situation.

England has long held command of the sea.

A good command of language.

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To dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.

Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)

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Command is defined as to give orders or exert authority over someone or something.

An example of command is a teacher assigning homework to students.

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(intransitive, archaic) To have a view, as from a superior position.
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(baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.

He's got good command tonight.

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To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.

He commanded silence.

If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)

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To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.

A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.

Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.

The best goods command the best price.

This job commands a salary of £30,000.

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To have at one's disposal.

A person who commands seven languages.

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To deserve and receive as due; exact.

The troops' bravery commanded respect.

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To exercise authority or control as or as if one is a commander.
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An order given with authority.
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(computers) A signal that initiates an operation defined by an instruction.
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Dominance by location; extent of view.
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Of, relating to, or constituting a command.

Command headquarters; a command decision.

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Done or performed in response to a command.

A command performance.

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To give an order or orders to; direct with authority.
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To have authority or jurisdiction over; control.
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To have ready for use.

To command a large vocabulary.

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To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming.

To command respect.

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To control or overlook from a higher position.

The fort commands the entire valley.

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Power to control or dominate by position.
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Range of view.
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Ability to have and use; mastery.

A good command of the English language.

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(1) (noun) An instruction for the computer. See command-driven and command line.
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An order, a compelling task given to an inferior or a machine.

I was given a command to cease shooting.

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A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.

General Smith was placed in command.

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The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.

Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful. (H. Spencer, Social Statics, p. 180)

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(military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
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Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.
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(computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
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To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.

The soldier was commanded to cease firing.

The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.

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To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.

To command an army or a ship.

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To hold, to control the use of.

The fort commanded the bay.

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at someone's command
  • available or ready for someone to direct or make use of at will
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at someone's command

Origin of command

  • Middle English commaunden from Old French comander from Late Latin commandāre Latin com- intensive pref. com– Latin mandāre to entrust man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French comander (modern French commander), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare, from mandō (“I order, command”). Compare commend, mandate.

    From Wiktionary