Commander definition

kə-măndər
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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 commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above lieutenant commander and below captain.
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One who holds this rank.
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The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
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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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(u.s. navy) 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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
commander
Plural:
commanders

Origin of commander

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

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