commanding


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com·mand·ing

 (kə-măn′dĭng)
adj.
1. Having command; controlling.
2. Dominating, as by magnitude or position: took a commanding lead at the polls; a commanding view of the ocean.

com·mand′ing·ly adv.
com·mand′ing·ness n.

commanding

(kəˈmɑːndɪŋ)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. (Military) being in command
2. having the air of authority: a commanding voice.
3. (of a position, situation, etc) exerting control
4. (of a height, viewpoint, etc) overlooking; advantageous
comˈmandingly adv

com•mand•ing

(kəˈmæn dɪŋ, -ˈmɑn-)

adj.
1. being in command.
2. having the air, tone, etc., of command; imposing; authoritative: a commanding voice.
3. dominating, as by size or position: a commanding view of the valley.
[1475–85]
com•mand′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.commanding - 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"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"

commanding

adjective
1. dominant, controlling, dominating, superior, decisive, advantageous, win-win Right now you're in a very commanding position.
2. authoritative, imposing, impressive, compelling, assertive, forceful, autocratic, peremptory The voice at the other end of the line was serious and commanding.
authoritative retiring, weak, shy, shrinking, timid, submissive, unassertive, unimposing

commanding

adjective
1. Exercising authority:
2. Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations
مُأَثِّر، سائِدمُشْرِف
dominujícíimpozantní
åbenhave en vid udsigtimponerende
חולשמרשיםפוקדשולט
panorámás
áhrifamikillsem gnæfir yfir og gefur vítt útsÿni

commanding

[kəˈmɑːndɪŋ]
A. ADJ [appearance] → imponente; [tone of voice] → autoritario, imperioso; [lead] → abrumador; [position] → dominante
B. CPD commanding officer N (Mil) → comandante mf

commanding

[kəˈmɑːndɪŋ] adj
(= authoritative) [appearance] → imposant(e); [voice, tone] → autoritaire
(= dominant) [lead, position] → dominant(e)commanding officer ncommandant m

commanding

adj
(= in charge) positionBefehls-
(= dominant, powerful) positionführend; personalitygebieterisch; voice, toneKommando- (pej); to be in a commanding positioneine führende Stellung haben; to have a commanding leadüberlegen führen
(of place)beherrschend; commanding heightsKommandohöhen pl

commanding

[kəˈmɑːndɪŋ] adj (appearance) → imponente; (voice, tone) → autorevole; (lead, position) → dominante

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.
References in classic literature ?
Our commanding officer had said all in his power to encourage and promote this good disposition, from the first moment he had been acquainted with it.
The serjeant then acquainted his lieutenant, who was the commanding officer, that they had picked up two fellows in that day's march, one of which, he said, was as fine a man as ever he saw (meaning the tippler), for that he was near six feet, well proportioned, and strongly limbed; and the other (meaning Jones) would do well enough for the rear rank.
And now you may go below, and, when again you find it necessary to address me, you will please be so good as to bear in mind the fact that I am your commanding officer, and as such entitled to a salute.
They might cross thirty with impunity, and doubtless they would return to be heroes at home; but how different the home-coming of their commanding officer!
Taking both hands of the comte, with warm, but respectful tenderness, -- "How is it, monsieur," said he, "that you have set out upon a dangerous voyage without bidding me adieu, without commanding the aid of my sword, of myself, who ought to be your support, now I have the strength; whom you have brought up like a man?

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