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com·mand

 (kə-mănd′)
v. com·mand·ed, com·mand·ing, com·mands
v.tr.
1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
2. To have control or authority over; rule: a general who commands an army.
3. To have at one's disposal: a person who commands seven languages.
4. To deserve and receive as due; exact: The troops' bravery commanded respect.
5.
a. To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: "He commands any room he enters" (Stephen Schiff).
b. To dominate by physical position; overlook: a mountain commanding the valley below.
v.intr.
1. To give orders.
2. To exercise authority or control as or as if one is a commander.
n.
1. The act of commanding.
2. An order given with authority.
3. Computers A signal that initiates an operation defined by an instruction.
4.
a. The authority to command: an admiral in command.
b. Possession and exercise of the authority to command: command of the seas.
5. Ability to control or use; mastery: command of four languages.
6. Dominance by location; extent of view.
7.
a. The jurisdiction of a commander.
b. A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.
c. A unit of the US Air Force that is larger than an air force.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting a command: command headquarters; a command decision.
2. Done or performed in response to a command: a command performance.

[Middle English commaunden, from Old French comander, from Late Latin commandāre : Latin com-, intensive pref.; see com- + Latin mandāre, to entrust; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

com·mand′a·ble adj.

command

(kəˈmɑːnd)
vb
1. (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to order, require, or compel
2. to have or be in control or authority over (a person, situation, etc)
3. (tr) to have knowledge or use of: he commands the language.
4. (tr) to receive as due or because of merit: his nature commands respect.
5. to dominate (a view, etc) as from a height
n
6. an order; mandate
7. the act of commanding
8. the power or right to command
9. the exercise of the power to command
10. ability or knowledge; control: a command of French.
11. (Military) chiefly military the jurisdiction of a commander
12. (Military) a military unit or units commanding a specific area or function, as in the RAF
13.
a. an invitation from the monarch
b. (as modifier): a command performance.
14. (Computer Science) computing a word or phrase that can be selected from a menu or typed after a prompt in order to carry out an action
[C13: from Old French commander, from Latin com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust, enjoin, command]

Command

(kəˈmɑːnd)
n
(Military) any of the three main branches of the Canadian military forces: Air Command.

com•mand

(kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd)

v.t.
1. to direct with specific authority or prerogative; order: to command troops to march.
2. to require authoritatively; demand: to command silence.
3. to deserve and receive (respect, sympathy, attention, etc.).
4. to dominate by reason of location; overlook: The hill commands the sea.
5. to have authority over and responsibility for (a military installation).
6. to have control over; be master of: The Pharaoh commanded 10,000 slaves.
v.i.
7. to issue an order or orders.
8. to be in charge; have authority.
9. to occupy a dominating position; look down upon or over a body of water, region, etc.
n.
10. the act of commanding or ordering.
11. an order given by one in authority.
12. an order in prescribed words, as one given in a loud voice to troops at close-order drill: The command was “Right shoulder arms!”
13.
a. (cap.) a principal component of the U.S. Air Force: Strategic Air Command.
b. a body of troops or a station, ship, etc., under a commander.
14. the possession or exercise of controlling authority: a lieutenant in command of a platoon.
15. expertise; mastery: to have a command of four languages.
16. power of dominating a region by reason of location; extent of view or outlook: the command of the valley from the hill.
17. a signal, as a keystroke, instructing a computer to perform a specific task.
adj.
18. of, pertaining to, or resulting from a command.
19. of or pertaining to a commander.
20. ordered or requested, as by a sovereign: a command performance.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French com(m)a(u)nder, Old French comander < Medieval Latin commandāre= Latin com- com- + mandāre to entrust, order; compare commend]
com•mand′a•ble, adj.
syn: See direct.

command

1. The authority that a commander in the Armed Forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Command includes the authority and responsibility for effectively using available resources and for planning the employment of, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling military forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions. It also includes responsibility for health, welfare, morale, and discipline of assigned personnel.
2. An order given by a commander; that is, the will of the commander expressed for the purpose of bringing about a particular action.
3. A unit or units, an organization, or an area under the command of one individual. Also called CMD. See also area command; base command; combatant command; combatant command (command authority).

Command

 a military or naval force; a body of troops under a commander, 1592.

command


Past participle: commanded
Gerund: commanding

Imperative
command
command
Present
I command
you command
he/she/it commands
we command
you command
they command
Preterite
I commanded
you commanded
he/she/it commanded
we commanded
you commanded
they commanded
Present Continuous
I am commanding
you are commanding
he/she/it is commanding
we are commanding
you are commanding
they are commanding
Present Perfect
I have commanded
you have commanded
he/she/it has commanded
we have commanded
you have commanded
they have commanded
Past Continuous
I was commanding
you were commanding
he/she/it was commanding
we were commanding
you were commanding
they were commanding
Past Perfect
I had commanded
you had commanded
he/she/it had commanded
we had commanded
you had commanded
they had commanded
Future
I will command
you will command
he/she/it will command
we will command
you will command
they will command
Future Perfect
I will have commanded
you will have commanded
he/she/it will have commanded
we will have commanded
you will have commanded
they will have commanded
Future Continuous
I will be commanding
you will be commanding
he/she/it will be commanding
we will be commanding
you will be commanding
they will be commanding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been commanding
you have been commanding
he/she/it has been commanding
we have been commanding
you have been commanding
they have been commanding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been commanding
you will have been commanding
he/she/it will have been commanding
we will have been commanding
you will have been commanding
they will have been commanding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been commanding
you had been commanding
he/she/it had been commanding
we had been commanding
you had been commanding
they had been commanding
Conditional
I would command
you would command
he/she/it would command
we would command
you would command
they would command
Past Conditional
I would have commanded
you would have commanded
he/she/it would have commanded
we would have commanded
you would have commanded
they would have commanded

command

An instruction to a computer, usually typed at a keyboard, that the computer obeys immediately.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.command - an authoritative direction or instruction to do somethingcommand - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
countermand - a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
order - (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; "the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"
commission, direction, charge - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
commandment - something that is commanded
injunction - a formal command or admonition
behest - an authoritative command or request
open sesame - a magical command; used by Ali Baba
2.command - a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
ACC, Air Combat Command - a command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force; operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and rescue aircraft
AFSPC, Air Force Space Command - a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.command - the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
authority, potency, authorization, authorisation, say-so, dominance - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
4.command - availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness - the quality of being at hand when needed
5.command - a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
6.command - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activitycommand - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
7.command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
call - an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"
command line - commands that a user types in order to run an application
link - (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
macro, macro instruction - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
system error - an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
toggle - any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time
Verb1.command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
general - command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
officer - direct or command as an officer
dominate, master - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
2.command - make someone do something
order, enjoin, tell, say - give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
burden, saddle, charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
requisition - make a formal request for official services
nix, prohibit, proscribe, disallow, forbid, interdict, veto - command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
3.command - demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
exact, demand - claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan"
4.command - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
dwarf, overshadow, shadow - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
5.command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
preoccupy - engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
channelise, channelize, guide, maneuver, steer, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
steer - direct (oneself) somewhere; "Steer clear of him"
hold one's own - maintain one's position and be in control of a situation
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
internationalise, internationalize - put under international control; "internationalize trade of certain drugs"
hold - take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
hold sway - be master; reign or rule
govern - direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct"
regiment - subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization; "regiment one's children"
monopolise, monopolize - have and control fully and exclusively; "He monopolizes the laser printer"
draw rein, rein, rein in, harness - control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
corner - gain control over; "corner the gold market"
preside - act as president; "preside over companies and corporations"
dominate, master - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
becharm, charm - control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
rule, govern - exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
call the shots, call the tune, wear the trousers - exercise authority or be in charge; "Who is calling the shots in this house?"

command

verb
1. order, tell, charge, demand, require, direct, bid, compel, enjoin He commanded his troops to attack.
order ask, appeal (to), request, plead, beg, beseech, supplicate
2. receive, get, be give, gain He was an excellent physician who commanded the respect of his colleagues.
3. have authority over, lead, head, control, rule, manage, handle, dominate, govern, administer, supervise, be in charge of, reign over the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
have authority over follow, be subordinate to, be inferior to
noun
1. order, demand, direction, instruction, requirement, decree, bidding, mandate, canon, directive, injunction, fiat, ultimatum, commandment, edict, behest, precept The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
2. domination, control, rule, grasp, sway, mastery, dominion, upper hand, power, government the struggle for command of the air
3. management, power, control, charge, authority, direction, supervision In 1942 he took command of 108 Squadron.
4. knowledge, ability, grasp, mastery, comprehension, fluency His command of English was excellent.

command

verb
1. To give orders to:
2. To have at one's disposal:
3. To have authoritative charge of:
4. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of:
noun
1. An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
2. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
3. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:
4. The capacity to lead others:
5. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity:
Informal: know-how.
Translations
أَمْرأمْـرقِيادَه، سَيْطَرَهيَأْمُر، يَطْلُب مِنيَسْتَحِقُّ الأحْتِرام
příkazrozkazv čelevelenívelet
befalebefalingbeordrekommanderekommando
juhtima
käskykomentaakomentokäskeä
zapovijed
megparancsolnyelvtudásrendelkezik
knÿja framskipaskipunstjórn, yfirráîstjórna, vera yfir
命令
명령
imperare
įgulos vadasįsakymasįsakytiįspūdingasišsiskiriantis
iedvestkomandakomandētpavēlepavēlēt
požívať
poveljevanjepoveljstvoukazukazati
order
คำสั่ง
emiremretmekhak etmekkomutakomuta/kumanda etmek
mệnh lệnh

command

[kəˈmɑːnd]
A. N
1. (= order) (esp Mil) → orden f (Comput) → orden f, comando m
he gave the command (to attack/retreat)dio la orden (de atacar/retirarse)
his commands were obeyed at oncesus órdenes se cumplieron de inmediato
at or by the command of sbpor orden de algn
by royal commandpor real orden
2. (= control) [of army, ship] → mando m
to be at sb's command [resources, money, troops] → estar a la disposición de algn; [men] → estar a las órdenes de algn, estar bajo el mando de algn
to have at one's command [+ resources, money, troops] → disponer de, tener a su disposición; [+ men] → tener a sus órdenes, estar al mando de
to have command of sthestar al mando de algo
to be in command (of sth)estar al mando (de algo)
who is in command here?¿quién manda aquí?
to be in command of one's facultiesestar en posesión de sus facultades
to be in command of the situationser dueño de la situación
to take command of sthasumir el mando de algo
under the command ofbajo el mando de
3. (= mastery) → dominio m
his command of Englishsu dominio del inglés
to have a good command of Englishdominar el inglés
command of the seasdominio de los mares
4. (= authority) (Mil, Naut) → mando m, jefatura f
second in commandsegundo m (Naut) → segundo m de a bordo
see also high D
B. VT
1. (= order) to command sb to do sthmandar or ordenar a algn que haga algo
to command sth to be donemandar or ordenar que se haga algo
2. (= be in control of) [+ soldiers, army] → mandar, estar al mando de; [+ ship] → comandar
3. (= have at one's disposal) [+ resources, money, services] → disponer de, contar con
4. (= deserve and get) [+ attention] → ganarse; [+ respect] → imponer; [+ sympathy] → merecerse, hacerse acreedor de; [+ price] → venderse a, venderse por; [+ fee] → exigir
5. (= overlook) [+ area] → dominar; [+ view] → tener, disfrutar de
C. CPD command key N (Comput) → tecla f de comando
command language N (Comput) → lenguaje m de comandos
command line N (Comput) → orden f, comando m
command module N (on a space rocket) → módulo m de mando
command performance Ngala f (a petición) real
command post Npuesto m de mando

command

[kəˈmɑːnd]
n
(= order) → ordre m
(MILITARY) (= authority) → commandement m
to be in command [military leader] → commander
to be in command of sb/sth [+ troops, ship] → avoir le commandement de qn/qch
to take command of sth [+ forces] → prendre le commandement de qch
(= mastery) → maîtrise f
to be in command (= be sure of oneself) → être sûr(e) de soi
to be in command of o.s. (= in control) → se maîtriser
(COMPUTING)commande f
to have sth at one's command [+ money, resources, skill] → disposer de qch
vt
(= order) to command sb to do sth → ordonner à qn de faire qch
(MILITARY) [+ troops] → commander
(= have) → disposer de, avoir à sa disposition
(= deserve) [+ respect] → inspirer

command

vt
(= order)befehlen, den Befehl geben (sb jdm); he commanded that the prisoners be releaseder befahl, die Gefangenen freizulassen
(= be in control of) army, shipbefehligen, kommandieren
(= be in a position to use) money, resources, vocabularyverfügen über (+acc), → gebieten über (+acc) (geh); to command somebody’s servicesjds Dienste or Hilfe in Anspruch nehmen
to command somebody’s admiration/respectjdm Bewunderung/Respekt abnötigen, jds Bewunderung/Respekt erheischen (geh); antiques command a high priceAntiquitäten stehen hoch im Preis
(= overlook) valleyüberragen; viewbieten (→ of über +acc)
vi
(= order)befehlen
(Mil, Naut: = to be in command) → das Kommando führen
n
(= order)Befehl m; at/by the command ofauf Befehl +gen; at the word of commandauf Kommando; on commandauf Befehl or Kommando
(Mil: = power, authority) → Kommando nt, → Befehlsgewalt f; to be in commanddas Kommando or den (Ober)befehl haben (→ of über +acc); to take commanddas Kommando übernehmen (→ of +gen); the new colonel arrived to take command of his regimentder neue Oberst kam, um sein Regiment zu übernehmen; during/under his commandunter seinem Kommando; the battalion is under the command of …das Bataillon steht unter dem Kommando von … or wird befehligt von …; to be second in commandzweiter Befehlshaber sein
(Mil) (= troops)Kommando nt; (= district)Befehlsbereich m; (= command post)Posten m
(Comput) → Befehl m
(fig: = possession, mastery) → Beherrschung f; command of the seasSeeherrschaft f; the gymnast’s remarkable command over his bodydie bemerkenswerte Körperbeherrschung des Turners; his command of English is excellenter beherrscht das Englische ausgezeichnet; to have somebody/something at one’s commandüber jdn/etw verfügen or gebieten (geh); I am at your commandich stehe zu Ihrer Verfügung; to be in command (of oneself)sich unter Kontrolle haben

command

:
command paper
n (Brit: Parl) (dem Parlament vorgelegter) → Kabinettsbeschluss m
command performance
command post
n (Mil) → Kommandoposten m
command prompt
n (Comput) → Eingabeaufforderung f

command

[kəˈmɑːnd]
1. n (esp Mil) (order) → ordine m, comando; (control) → comando; (mastery) → padronanza (Comput) → command m inv, comando
by or at the command of → per ordine di
under the command of → sotto il comando di
to be in command (of) → essere al comando (di)
to have/take command of → avere/prendere il comando di
to have at one's command (money, resources) → avere a propria disposizione
to have a good command of English → avere una buona padronanza dell'inglese
2. vt (order) to command sb to do sthordinare or comandare a qn di fare qc; (lead, men, ship) → essere al comando di; (have at one's disposal, resources) → disporre di, avere a propria disposizione; (respect) → incutere
that picture will command a high price → quel quadro sarà venduto ad un prezzo elevato

command

(kəˈmaːnd) verb
1. to order. I command you to leave the room immediately!
2. to have authority over. He commanded a regiment of soldiers.
3. to have by right. He commands great respect.
noun
1. an order. We obeyed his commands.
2. control. He was in command of the operation.
commandant (komənˈdant) , ((American) ˈkoməndant) noun
an officer who has the command of a place or of a body of troops.
comˈmander noun
1. a person who commands. He was the commander of the expedition.
2. in the British navy, an officer of the rank next below the captain.
comˈmanding adjective
1. impressive. He has a commanding appearance.
2. with a wide view. The house had a commanding position on the hill.
comˈmandment noun
a command given by God, especially one of the ten given to Moses.
comˌmander-in-ˈchief noun
the officer in supreme command of an army, or of the entire forces of the state.

command

أَمْر příkaz befaling Befehl εντολή orden käsky ordre zapovijed comando 命令 명령 commando kommando rozkaz comando, ordem команда order คำสั่ง emir mệnh lệnh 指令

command

n. orden, mandato.

command

n orden f; Can she follow commands?..¿Puede seguir órdenes?
References in classic literature ?
Bring with you the limes you have in your desk," was the unexpected command which arrested her before she got out of her seat.
She wondered if her husband had ever spoken to her like that before, and if she had submitted to his command.
The reputation earned by Washington in this battle was the principal cause of his being selected to command the American armies at a later day.
Soon after I returned home, I was ordered to take the command of three garrisons during the campaign, which Governor Dunmore carried on against the Shawanese Indians: After the conclusion of which, the Militia was discharged from each garrrison, and I being relieved from my post, was solicited by a number of North-Carolina gentlemen, that were about purchasing the lands lying on the S.
Anything in my house, --pictures, books, wine, luxuries of the table, --he may command them all
Meanwhile, they shall be at the command of any gentleman, inclined and competent, to take the unprofitable labour off my hands.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
When I reached the gate in the fence the boat, to my surprise, was gone, so that I had a fresh reflection to make on Flora's extraordinary command of the situation.
As with all sinners among men, the sin of this son of Amittai was in his wilful disobedience of the command of God --never mind now what that command was, or how conveyed --which he found a hard command.
He said he quite enjoyed the training with all the other horses, trotting together, turning together, to the right hand or the left, halting at the word of command, or dashing forward at full speed at the sound of the trumpet or signal of the officer.
If ye return having failed in one jot of my command, ye die, every one of you--ye die, and slowly.
And he there and then decided to despatch one of his courtiers to the Simpleton, with the command that he was to fetch the King the healing water from the world's end before he had finished his dinner.

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