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.
A general who commands an army.
Command of four languages.
He had command of the situation.
England has long held command of the sea.
A good command of language.
An example of command is a teacher assigning homework to students.
A person who commands seven languages.
The troops' bravery commanded respect.
Command headquarters; a command decision.
A command performance.
To command a large vocabulary.
To command respect.
The fort commands the entire valley.
A good command of the English language.
I was given a command to cease shooting.
General Smith was placed in command.
Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful. (H. Spencer, Social Statics, p. 180)
To command an army or a ship.
- available or ready for someone to direct or make use of at will
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of command
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition