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Definitions of commander

  1. an officer in the airforce Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. One who is a leader or military chief; a naval officer next below a captain. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One who commands: an officer in the navy next in rank under a captain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. COMMANDERSHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. One who has command; a naval officer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. One in command; a military or a naval officer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. One who has command; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it; an officer next in rank above a lieutenant, and beneath the captain; one on whom is bestowed a commandry; a heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving; an instrument of surgery. Commander-in-chief, one who has the supreme command in Britain over all the land forces of the kingdom. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. One who; the captain of a ship of war under a certain size, or an officer who ranks next above a lieutenant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for commander

  1. " I think he is getting off easy," observed Dan, when it became known under what conditions the Mexican commander was leaving. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  2. The surgeon gave him a bad account of the commander – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
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