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Definitions of command

  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. look down on; "The villa dominates the town" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make someone do something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To direct to come; to bestow. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To have a view, as from a superior position. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. The possession or exercise of authority. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. To order or charge with authority; control; exercise supreme authority over; lead; to overlook, as from a height; to exact; to be able to obtain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To act as a leader; to rule. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Authority; an order or mandate; a dominating situation; power to control; a naval or military force under a certain officer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: to have within sight, influence, or control. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To have chief authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. An order; behest; the thing commanded. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To have chief authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To order; govern; have within sight or influence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To order with authority; require; enjoin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To have under control; be master of; overlook, as from a height; cover; guard; be able to obtain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To claim irresistibly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To be in authority; rule. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The right to command; act of commanding; control; mastery; authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. An order; commandment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The force or district commanded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. The right, power, or act of commanding; supreme power or authority; mandate or order given; the power of overlooking; a body of troops, or any naval or military force or station, under the command of a particular officer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. To order; to control; to have in power; to dominate or overlook; to enforce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To have or exercise supreme authority or influence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. Right, power, or authority over; an order or message with authority; a naval or military force under the authority of a particular officer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. To bid, order, or charge with authority; to govern or direct; to have power over; to have within the observation of the eye. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. A character string which tells a program toperform a specific action. Most commands take argumentswhich either modify the action performed or supply it withinput. Commands may be typed by the user or read from a fileby a command interpreter. It is also common to refer tomenu items as commands. foldoc_fs
  47. kom-mand', v.t. to order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: (Shak.) to demand: to cause to act: (Shak.) to exact: to have within sight, influence, or control.--v.i. to have chief authority: to govern.--n. an order: authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.--ns. COMMANDANT', an officer who has the command of a place or of a body of troops, COMMANDANT'SHIP.--v.t. COMMANDEER', to compel to military service.--ns. COMMAND'ER, one who commands: an officer in the navy next in rank under a captain; COMMAND'ER-IN-CHIEF, the highest staff appointment in the British army: the officer in supreme command of an army, or of the entire forces of the state; COMMAND'ERSHIP; COMMAND'ERY, the district under a commander, specially used in connection with the Templars, the Hospitallers, and other religious orders.--adj. COMMAND'ING, fitted to impress or control.--adv. COMMAND'INGLY.--n. COMMAND'MENT, a command: a precept.--COMMANDER OF THE FAITHFUL, a title of the caliphs.--AT COMMAND, available for use; ON COMMAND, under orders.--TEN COMMANDMENTS, the ten Mosaic laws: (slang) the ten finger-nails, used by women in fighting. [Fr. commander--L. commend[=a]re--com, and mand[=a]re, to entrust.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  48. Order, bid, (what God commands, commands us, commands us to do, commands that we should do, commands to be done; also ellipt., let us do as God commands; & abs., God commands& man obeys); have authority over, control of; be supreme; be in c.; be in c. of (ship, forces, &c.); c.-in-chief, be commander-in-chief of, or abs.); restrain, master, (passions, oneself); have at disposal or with in reach (sum, skill, person; so yours to c., obediently); deserve& get (sympathy &c.); dominate (strategic position) from superior height, look down over. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. Order, bidding, (word of c., customary order for movement in drill; at or by one\'s c., in pursuance of his bidding); exercise or tenure of authority, esp. naval or military (in c. of, commanding; under c. of, commanded by); control, mastery, possession, (great c. of language, skill in speech; at c., ready to be used at will; c. of the passes &c.); body of troops, district, under commander; c.-in-chief, supreme c.; c-night, with theatre &c. performance given by royal c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. n. An authoritative order; —application or exercise of authority; —right or possession of authority:—ability to overlook, control, or watch; —a body of troops under a particular officer. Cabinet Dictionary
  51. The right of commanding, power, supreme authority ; cogent authority, despotism ; the act of commanding, order. Complete Dictionary

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