commodore


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com·mo·dore

 (kŏm′ə-dôr′)
n.
1.
a. A commissioned rank formerly used in the US Navy that was above captain and below rear admiral. Abolished in 1899, it was restored temporarily during World War II and in the early 1980s.
b. One who holds this rank.
c. Used as an honorary title for a captain in the US Navy in command of a fleet division or squadron.
2.
a. The senior captain of a naval squadron or merchant fleet.
b. The presiding officer of a yacht club.

[Obsolete commandore, probably from Dutch komandeur, commander, from French commandeur, from Old French, from comander, to command; see command.]

commodore

(ˈkɒməˌdɔː)
n
1. (Military) Brit a naval rank junior to rear admiral and senior to captain
2. (Nautical Terms) the senior captain of a shipping line
3. (Nautical Terms) the officer in command of a convoy of merchant ships
4. (Nautical Terms) the senior flag office of a yacht or boat club
[C17: probably from Dutch commandeur, from French, from Old French commander to command]

com•mo•dore

(ˈkɒm əˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr)

n.
1. (formerly) a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ranking above a captain: replaced by rear admiral, lower half.
2. an officer in the British navy in temporary command of a squadron.
3. the senior captain when two or more ships of war are cruising in company.
4. (in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine) the officer in command of a convoy.
5. the senior captain of a line of merchant vessels.
6. the head of a yacht or boat club.
[1685–95; earlier commandore, perhaps < Dutch komandeur < French commandeur commander]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commodore - a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiralcommodore - a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral
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"
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
Translations
قائِد، عَميد بَحْري
komodor
kommandør
sorhajókapitány
sjóliîsforingi
komodoras
komodors
komodor

commodore

[ˈkɒmədɔːʳ] Ncomodoro m

commodore

n (Naut) → Flottillenadmiral m (= senior captain)Kommodore m; (of yacht club)Präsident m

commodore

[ˈkɒmədɔːʳ] ncommodoro

commodore

(ˈkomədoː) noun
in the British navy, (of) the rank next above captain.
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For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.
I have seen Tom Pipes go climbing up the church-steeple; I have watched Strap, with the knapsack on his back, stopping to rest himself upon the wicket-gate; and I know that Commodore Trunnion held that club with Mr.
Daniel Drew, the New York financier, who was born before the American Constitution was adopted, was still alive; so were Commodore Vanderbilt, Joseph Henry, A.
A few days afterwards an English fleet, commanded by Commodore Peter Warren, sailed also for Louisburg to assist the provincial army.
At the time I mention, the French squadron was rendezvousing in the bay of Nukuheva, and during an interview between one of their captains and our worthy Commodore, it was suggested by the former, that we, as the flag-ship of the American squadron, should receive, in state, a visit from the royal pair.
Astor applied to Commodore Rodgers, at that time commanding at New York, to give the Tonquin safe convoy off the coast.
Pushing, shoving, and hauling, greeting old friends here and warning old enemies there, Commodore Tom Platt led his little fleet well to leeward of the general crowd, and immediately three or four men began to haul on their anchors with intent to lee-bow the "We're Heres".
She had written verses which were admired in the South, wore a full-length portrait of the commodore on her bosom and spoke with the accent of Savannah.
Dan and the ship's surgeon and I had been up to the great square, listening to the music of the fine military bands and contemplating English and Spanish female loveliness and fashion, and at nine o'clock were on our way to the theater, when we met the General, the Judge, the Commodore, the Colonel, and the Commissioner of the United States of America to Europe, Asia, and Africa, who had been to the Club House to register their several titles and impoverish the bill of fare; and they told us to go over to the little variety store near the Hall of Justice and buy some kid gloves.
Daylight knew also his history, the prime old American stock from which he had descended, his own war record, the John Dowsett before him who had been one of the banking buttresses of the Cause of the Union, the Commodore Dowsett of the War of 1812 the General Dowsett of Revolutionary fame, and that first far Dowsett, owner of lands and slaves in early New England.
The Commodore at Lima ordered Captain Fitz Roy to inquire concerning this debt, and to demand satisfaction if it were not paid.
They passed over the pond toward Fair Haven, seemingly deterred from settling by my light, their commodore honking all the while with a regular beat.