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.
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bowing with the air of one accustomed to public praise, he stole to the cavern and ordered Hagar to come forth with a commanding, "What ho, minion
He was not tall, but he carried his head so haughtily that he looked a commanding figure, and there was something daring and challenging in his eyes.
She did not appear conscious that she had done anything unusual in commanding his presence.
The leaves were unusually agitated; the dangerous rifle fell from its commanding elevation, and after a few moments of vain struggling, the form of the savage was seen swinging in the wind, while he still grasped a ragged and naked branch of the tree with hands clenched in desperation.
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
It had sometimes seemed to her that she had never been quite herself since that memorable night when she had slipped out of their sleeping-cabin, and stood alone in the gracious and commanding presence of the woods and hills.
Furthermore, on the left hand as you enter the front door, is a certain room or office, about fifteen feet square, and of a lofty height, with two of its arched windows commanding a view of the aforesaid dilapidated wharf, and the third looking across a narrow lane, and along a portion of Derby Street.

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