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 (kŏm′ən-dănt′, -dänt′)
n. Abbr. Comdt.
The commanding officer of a military organization.

[French, from present participle of commander, to command, from Old French comander; see command.]


(ˈkɒmənˌdænt; -ˌdɑːnt)
an officer commanding a place, group, or establishment


(ˌkɒm ənˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt, ˈkɒm ənˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt)

a commanding officer, esp. of a military unit or school.
[1680–90; < French, n. use of present participle of commander to command]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commandant - an officer in command of a military unitcommandant - an officer in command of a military unit
SACLANT, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic - commanding officer of ACLANT; a general of the United States Army nominated by the President of the United States and approved by the North Atlantic Council
SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander Europe - commanding officer of ACE; NATO's senior military commander in Europe
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"
commander in chief, generalissimo - the officer who holds the supreme command; "in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
wing commander - (RAF rank) one who is next below a group captain
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[ˌkɒmənˈdænt] Ncomandante mf


[ˈkɒməndænt] n (MILITARY)commandant mcommand economy néconomie f planifiée


n (Mil) → Kommandant(in) m(f)


[ˌkɒmənˈdænt] ncomandante m


(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.
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.
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Je suis capitaine de chasseurs (Heyward well knew that the other was of a regiment in the line); j'ai ici, avec moi, les filles du commandant de la fortification.
The hostile disposition of the savages, and their allies, caused General Clark, the commandant at the Falls of the Ohio, immediately to begin an expedition with his own regiment, and the armed force of the country, against Pecaway, the principal town of the Shawanese, on a branch of Great Miami, which he finished with great success, took seventeen scalps, and burnt the town to ashes, with the loss of seventeen men.
All glad to see me, including General Alison, commandant.
They took prisoner Don Pedro Puertocarrero, commandant of the Goletta, who had done all in his power to defend his fortress, and took the loss of it so much to heart that he died of grief on the way to Constantinople, where they were carrying him a prisoner.
Enter the guardroom," said the sergeant; "we will lay your case before the commandant of the post.
The truly wise commandant of highly-strung troops allows them, in seasons of waiting, to hear the sound of their own voices uplifted in song.
It was not the Colonel that brought Bobby out of Simla, but a much more to be respected Commandant.
The commandant has issued an order, which is posted everywhere, declaring that any civilian caught interfering with the railroad, its bridges, tunnels, or trains will be summarily hanged.
The commandant of the Piraeus came in his boat, and said we must either depart or else get outside the harbor and remain imprisoned in our ship, under rigid quarantine, for eleven days
But when you have been introduced to the prime commandant - when you have accepted the responsibility of a post in his army, the question is no longer about
There we can doubtless arrange with the commandant to send you the rest of the way.
Come to my tent and I'll show you your clothing and some letters that I took from your person; the commandant has your dispatches.

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