Definition of Commander

1. Noun. An officer in command of a military unit.

2. Noun. Someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others.
Generic synonyms: Leader
Derivative terms: Command, Command, Commandership

3. Noun. A commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain.

4. Noun. An officer in the airforce.
Exact synonyms: Air Force Officer
Generic synonyms: Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman
Derivative terms: Command, Command, Commandership

Definition of Commander

1. n. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

Definition of Commander

1. Noun. One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization. ¹

2. Noun. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain. ¹

3. Noun. One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons. ¹

4. Noun. A designation or rank in certain non-military organizations such as NASA and various police forces. ¹

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Definition of Commander

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commander

command performance
command post
command processing overhead
command processing overhead time
command prompt
commander (current term)
commander in chief
commanders in chief

Literary usage of Commander

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1880)
"Correspondence relating to commander Cheyne a Scheme of a North Pole Expedition. IN accordance •with the arrangement made on the occasion of the reception ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Whether a court-martial or something else, it was a board of military officers, convened by a military commander under color of his military authority. ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"1782, he was promoted to be commander of the Combustion fireship, and on 14 Sept. was posted to the Coventry frigate, which on the night of 12 Jan. ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"Appointment of George Washington to be commander-in-chief of the army, by the Congress of the Confederation, on the 15th Juw, 1775, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1775. ..."

5. Company Command: The Bottom Line by John G. Meyer, Jr., John G. Meyer (1995)
"But remember, you weren't selected to be a company commander to win a ... The contributions you can make to the Army as a good company commander are ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"He had also to remain three years a commander before he ... F. Fairfax, Nicholas - - - commander of Temple Combe. ..."

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