Commander meaning

kə-măn'dər
A person who commands, especially a commanding officer.
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An officer in some knightly or fraternal orders.
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A person who commands; leader.
  • The chief officer of a unit in certain societies and fraternal orders.
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A high-ranking member of an order of knighthood.
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An officer ranking above a lieutenant commander and below a captain.
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One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
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A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
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One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
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A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces.
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A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.
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Origin of commander

  • From Old French comandeor, from comander. See command.
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