Commodore meaning

kŏmə-dôr
The president of a yacht club.
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The senior captain of a merchant fleet.
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One of the first personal computer companies. In 1977, Commodore Business Machines, West Chester, PA, introduced the PET computer and launched the personal computer industry along with Apple and Radio Shack. In 1982, it introduced the Commodore 64 (64K RAM) and later the Commodore 128. These were popular home computers, and more than 10 million were sold.In 1985, Commodore's new Amiga series offered advanced imaging and video capabilities at affordable prices. A line of IBM-compatible PCs was also introduced, but the Amiga line was Commodore's mainstay until 1994, when the company filed for bankruptcy. See Amiga and Commodore 64.
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(military, nautical) A naval officer holding a rank between captain and rear admiral.
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(nautical) A (temporary) commander over a collection of ships who is not an admiral.
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(nautical) The president of a yacht club.
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(US, military, nautical) A commodore admiral.
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(US, military, nautical) A rear admiral (lower half)
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Origin of commodore

  • Obsolete commandore probably from Dutch komandeur commander from French commandeur from Old French from comander to command command

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

  • Obsolete commandore probably from Dutch komandeur commander from French commandeur from Old French from comander to command command

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

  • Borrowing from Dutch kommandeur, from French commandeur, from Old French comandeor (“commander”).

    From Wiktionary