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Definitions of commanding

  1. COMMANDINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Fitted to impress or influence; authoritative; overlooking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in commanding (or peremptory) tones"; "peremptory commands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Fitted to impress or control. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Authoritative; imposing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Fitted to command; authoritative; dignified. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Having command; influencing authoritatively; dignifled; dominating; domincering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for commanding

  1. Commanding Artillery: General de Berkheim. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  2. Is this very much more commanding than the attitude of Ischomacus? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
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