Definitions of commanding

  1. of the highest rank; used of persons; "the commanding officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in commanding (or peremptory) tones"; "peremptory commands" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. of Command Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic advantages; as, a commanding position. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Impressive; authoritative; qualified to take charge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Fitted to impress or control. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. COMMANDINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Authoritative; imposing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Fitted to command; authoritative; dignified. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Having command; influencing authoritatively; dignifled; dominating; domincering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Fitted to impress or influence; authoritative; overlooking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. In vbl senses; esp.; exalted, impressive, (of persons, looks, ability, &c.); with wide view (of hill, position). Concise Oxford Dictionary